As they chase 50 wins, 100 points and first place in the Ontario Hockey League, the Soo Greyhounds will be without injured winger Justin Bailey for at least the next couple of weeks.
Bailey, who was acquired by the Greyhounds from the Kitchener Rangers just prior to the OHL trade deadline in early January, has been diagnosed with two hairline fractures in his ankle.
Bailey is expected to be sidelined until mid March, perhaps longer.
The OHL regular season ends on March 22.
In 20 games since joining the Greyhounds from Kitchener, Bailey has 12 goals, 14 assists, 26 points.
For the season, Bailey has 34 goals, 33 assists, 67 points in 55 games.
The Hounds take a record of 45-11-2 into a home game versus the Windsor Spitfires tonight. With 92 points, the Hounds are in first place in the Western Conference and trail the Oshawa Generals by a single point atop the OHL’s overall standings.
Besides Bailey, others on the Hounds injury list include forward Nick Ritchie and defencemen Darnell Nurse and Tyler Ganly.
PHOTO: Soo Greyhounds forward Justin Bailey.