When It Rains, It Pours: Brenden Morrow Done for Season With Torn ACL

Things just keep getting worse for the 2008 version of the Dallas Stars. Just two wins shy of the Stanley Cup Finals a season ago, the Stars are currently the second-worst team in the National Hockey League, and that's just the beginning of their current problems.

During their 6-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, captain Brenden Morrow left the game with just over six minutes to play with an undisclosed injury.

This evening, we've learned that the injury is a torn ACL, which will put Morrow on the shelf for the next six months, ending his season. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News passes along the official press release from the Stars.

"We are obviously very disappointed to hear the news about Brenden's knee," said Co-General Manager Les Jackson. "As our captain, he will obviously be missed, but we have every assurance that he can and will come back from this injury at 100 percent. There is a lot of hockey left to be played this season, and we are confident our team will rally together and keep pushing."

Morrow had registered 15 points in the Stars first 18 games this season, after scoring 32 goals a year ago. While Les Jackson remains confident in his teams ability to keep pushing, it's going to be awfully difficult with Morrow's season over, and Marty Turco currently playing like the worst goalie in the league.

To replace Morrow on the roster, the Stars have called up forward Landon Wilson from Grand Rapids. Wilson last played in the NHL during the 2003-04 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, picking up five goals and an assist in 19 games.

When It Rains, It Pours: Brenden Morrow Done for Season With Torn ACL originally appeared on NHL FanHouse on Fri, 21 Nov 2008 19:10:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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