Kindersley Klippers captain Giovanni Bombini will miss tonight’s game against the visiting Yorkton Terriers with what head coach/general manager Rockie Zinger describes as a day-to-day lower-body injury.
The extent of Bombini’s injury is not known.
The Klippers captain was injured Friday night in the Klippers 3-2 overtime loss to the Humboldt Broncos.
After getting tangled up awkwardly with a Bronco during first period action, Bombini went down in a heap just inside the Humboldt blueline.
What seemed like an unremarkable and incidental collision at a very slow speed left Bombini crumpled on the ice for a few moments before he was able to pull himself to his feet, coasting gingerly to the bench, putting very little weight on his left leg.
Though he would return for a few shifts, Bombini would not come back out to the bench for the third period.
The Klippers captain did not take the Saturday morning skate ahead of tonight’s tilt with the Terriers. Instead, he was seen wearing shorts up in the stands at Kindersley’s West Central Events Centre with what appeared to be a tensor wrapped around his left knee before gingerly making his way to the ice surface for a team photo.
The Klippers welcome the defending SJHL-champion Yorkton Terriers to Kindersley Saturday night for 7:30 puck drop.