Monday afternoon, the Hershey Bears announced that forward Dustin Gazley will need surgery after injuring his left foot Sunday night against Wilkes-Barre. The 28-year-old sustained a fracture in his foot and will be out ten weeks, with an expected return in the new calendar year.
Sunday night’s game was Gazley’s first of the season. This is his four season with the Bears. In 61 games last season, Gazley scored 31 points with 14 goals, including four goals and nine points in 16 playoff games.
Full press release:
(Hershey, PA – October 24, 2016) –The Hershey Bears announced today that forward Dustin Gazley sustained a fractured foot in Sunday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The injury will require surgery and Gazley is expected to miss 10 weeks. The announcement was made by Vice President of Hockey Operations Bryan Helmer.
Gazley was injured in Sunday’s contest when he took a fall into the boards behind the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton net. The native of Novi, Michigan is in his fourth season with Hershey, and collected 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 61 games last season.