In early November, Hershey Bears defenseman Connor Hobbs fractured his left wrist while trying to land a big hit at the team’s bench. After missing nearly seven weeks of games, Hobbs, according to Chocolate Hockey’s Kyle Mace, is ready to return to action.
Looks like Connor Hobbs is back and ready to go. https://t.co/rcJBJTFpNU
— Kyle Mace (@kyle_mace) December 19, 2017
The Bears opened up a roster spot by returning Tommy Hughes to the ECHL Stingrays. Hughes played four games during Hobbs’ absence.
When Hobbs’ injury was initially announced, the Bears set his return at six to eight weeks. If Hobbs plays tomorrow in Charlotte, he would have returned on the early end of that spectrum.
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The Hershey Bears announced today that defenseman Tommy Hughes has been returned on loan to the club’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays. The move was announced by Hershey’s Vice President of Hockey Operations, Bryan Helmer.
Hughes, 25, was recalled from South Carolina on Nov. 21 and skated in four games with Hershey, registering two penalty minutes. He has appeared in six games with the Stingrays this season, registering one assist and four penalty minutes. The London, Ontario native was signed to a one-year AHL deal by the Bears on Aug. 23.
Hughes spent the first four seasons of his professional career with the Hartford Wolf Pack. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound blue liner has appeared in 230 AHL games, registering 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) and 145 penalty minutes.
Hershey returns to action for two games in Charlotte this week. The Bears visit the Checkers tomorrow at 7 p.m. Zack Fisch has the call on the Bears Radio Network.
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) December 19, 2017
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