The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Jesse Geleynse |
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 3:46 p.m.

Manraj Hayer out through Christmas

Everett will be without overage center Manraj Hayer for the remainder of the first half of the season. Hayer suffered a concussion in Wednesday's 5-3 loss at Spokane when he fell hard into the boards. He will definitely miss Everett's final four games of the first half, and Everett coach Kevin Constantine said Hayer may not be ready for the start of the second half, given Hayer's concussion history.

This is a big blow for the Tips. Hayer is tied for third on the team in scoring with 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists), and he's been centering Everett's top line alongside Joshua Winquist and Tyler Sandhu.

This is not Everett's only significant player loss. Defenseman Mirco Mueller departs Friday morning for Switzerland's preparations for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships, meaning he will also miss the final four games of the first half. Therefore, Everett will have to navigate Vancouver (twice), Spokane and Portland minus two impact players.

With those two gone, it's not even certain Everett will be able to field a full lineup Friday at Vancouver. Winger Patrick Bajkov, who's listed on the injury report with an upper-body injury and who's sporting a wrap on his arm, is also out. Defensman Cole MacDonald has been dealing with a virus, but he's returned to practice and may be able to return Friday. MacDonald would give Everett a full 20-player lineup.

Story tags » Silvertips

Subscribe to Daily sports headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Silvertips blog posts

HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

A very slow invasion
A very slow invasion: Non-native snails take over the Northwest
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lynnwood High School three-sport star Mikayla Pivec
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason
In all its glory
In all its glory: The North Cascades on display at the Burke Museum