Brandon Whitney suffers throat injury at Victoriaville Tigres practice

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Just a day after he was named one of the three Telus stars of the week for the QMJHL, Brandon Whitney has suffered a serious injury.

Whitney, the Victoriaville Tigres goaltender, was injured after receiving a puck in the throat following a wrist shot during team training at the Amphitheatre Gilbert Perreault on Jan. 6.

According to the Victoriaville Tigres website, head coach Yanick Jean said the 19-year-old from Kings County suffered four fractures near the larynx.

Jean said on www.tigresvictoriaville.com that the operation at Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska was successful. He expected that the team would know the duration of Whitney’s absence either Jan. 12 or 13.

Whitney, a seventh-round draft pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012 draft, was named second star of the week for Dec. 30-Jan. 5. In two games, Whitney recorded a win and a loss, maintained an average of 1.51 and a save percentage of .958. On Jan. 4 against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, he played a perfect game for a 4-0 win with his fourth shutout of the season. 

Organizations: Telus, Chicago Blackhawks

Geographic location: Kings

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