Travis Hamonic left Saturday’s practice early after suffering an injury that had head coach Glen Gulutzan immediately concerned.

“We’re going to get it evaluated and see how he is (Sunday),” the head coach said. “I didn’t see the play but there’s nothing to report until our doctors look at him.”

However, it’s concerning enough that the 27-year-old will likely not be available for Sunday’s game against the New Jersey Devils, leaving Matt Bartkowski to draw in.

Of course, that leaves some questions over the defensive pairings as Hamonic, a right-shooting defenceman, plays with the left-shooting TJ Brodie. Brodie has experience on the right side which could leave Bartkowski on the left — or — Michael Stone, Brodie’s defence partner for most of the last season, could play with Brodie.

But that would mean that left-shooting (and relatively inexperienced) Brett Kulak and Bartkowski would be defence partners, leaving someone to play on their off-side.

Decisions, decisions.