By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
The Tri-City Americans boarded the bus for their game with Everett tonight, missing a few pieces to their game-day puzzle.
The Americans, who will continue their road trip Wednesday at Vancouver, will be without starting goalie Eric Comrie (hip), forward Beau McCue (ankle) and possibly forwards Connor Rankin (thigh bruise) and Tyson Dallman (undisclosed injury).
“Beau is out two weeks for sure with an ankle sprain,” Tri-City general manager Bob Tory said. “We think Connor will be fine, but he will be sore.”
Injuries have been nothing new for Tri-City this season, with forward Phil Tot (concussion) and defensman Brodie Clowes (shoulder) out indefinitely, and others who have missed games with an assortment of ailments. Wins have been a team effort from Day 1.
“The thing about our team this year, is everyone has to contribute in some way or we aren’t going to win,” Americans coach Jim Hiller said. “Maybe in past years we could get away with some guys not having a great night, but we don’t have those guys who will come in to save the day. Everyone contributes or we have a tough time trying to win.”