Reading Royals 4 @ Florida Everblades 7
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for season - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play (injured - lower body).
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
Alexandre Imbeault had a hat trick and four points as the Blades beat the Royals 7-4 Wednesday. The Naples News reported late Wednesday evening that ECHL leading scorer and Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden will miss the remainder of the season with a blood clot. He will return to his native British Columbia when heâ€™s permitted by doctors to fly. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus is with Norfolk of the AHL and Alex Hutchings remains out with a lower body injury.
UPDATE TO NAPLES NEWS REPORT: Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman told the St. Pete Times that Fadden is out for a minimum of three months. While this is essentially the rest of his season, technically he could join the Blades for a portion of the playoffs.