German forward Nikita Alexandrov is being checked out in St. Louis, Mo., today after sustaining a shoulder injury Tuesday in Michigan.
The Charlottetown Islanders’ star was attending his first rookie camp since being drafted in the second round of the 2019 NHL draft by the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.
Islanders head coach and general manager Jim Hulton said they were notified of the injury Tuesday.
Alexandrov, who turns 19 on Monday, had 27 goals and 34 assists for 61 points in 64 games last season with the Islanders. He was second on the team in goals and points and is a big piece of the puzzle for this year’s squad with the Blues returning much of the roster that helped them win the Cup.
“We’re waiting with bated breath,” Hulton said.
Alexandrov was going to attend the Blues’ main camp as the team was pleased with his performance at rookie camp. He had a goal and an assist in the prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich.
The Red Wings won the tournament with Islanders forward Thomas Casey and former Isles forward Gregor MacLeod in the lineup. Both Casey and MacLeod are part of the 67-player roster for main camp that begins Friday.
The eight-team tournament also included the Chicago Blackhawks, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.