Brad Stuart isn’t the only notable absence from Sharks training camp. First round pick Mirco Mueller chosen with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 draft was hurt during the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton British Columbia last week and it sounds like he won’t be on the ice for a little while with an undisclosed injury. According to the Everett (Washington) Herald Mueller was hurt when he was cross-checked by the Canucks’ Hunter Shinkaruk. “Mirco got hurt in Game 1 at the prospects tournament at Penticton and hasn't been able to be active since then” Todd McLellan said on Thursday. “I guess you can call him injured not hurt and he's got to work his way through that." Will he be on the ice in the next few weeks? McLellan was vague. “Between the training staff and Mirco he's got to figure out where he is as far as being bumped or bruised or being injured and right now he's obviously injured. He can't be out there but when he's ready to go we'll be excited to watch him." Mueller a six-foot-three 195-pound defenseman was not expected to challenge for an NHL roster spot. The 18-year-old is a near certainty to return to Everett (WHL) at some point in September which is coached by former Sharks head coach Kevin Constantine. Stuart’s injury is not believed to be serious and was termed a “lower body thing” that was “nagging him a bit from the summer workouts” according to McLellan. McLellan said: “He's not off for surgery or anything like that. When you're sore or you have some muscle issues you don't want to go out there on day one of training camp and go as hard you can. We'll manage him properly and look forward to having him back."
Mueller hurt; Kennedy adjusting
CSN Bay Area | Sep 13