Griffins lose Dominic Turgeon to blood clot caused by thoracic outlet syndrome

From the Grand Rapids Griffins:


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday announced that center Dominic Turgeon will be out of the lineup indefinitely while undergoing treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome, which caused a blood clot affecting his right arm that was diagnosed yesterday prior to the team’s road game against the Texas Stars.

Dr. Ryan Turley performed a procedure to alleviate the clot Wednesday evening at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. Turgeon is scheduled for another procedure today before a consultation next week in Tampa, Fla., with Dr. Karl Illig, who successfully treated Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos for a similar condition two years ago.

It is expected that Turgeon will resume his playing career after making a full recovery. Further updates on his condition and prognosis will be provided as warranted.

After winning a Calder Cup championship with the Griffins last year as a rookie, the 22-year-old Turgeon more than doubled his goal total and nearly doubled his point total this season, posting 14 goals and 32 points in 69 games. The son of longtime NHLer Pierre Turgeon, he made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 14 and appeared in five games with the parent club.

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2 thoughts on “Griffins lose Dominic Turgeon to blood clot caused by thoracic outlet syndrome”

  1. Yep, at least there is a model for how a motivated athlete getting the right treatment can bounce back.

    Can remember George’s reports on Turgeon, going back 2-3 Summers, when he saw something there in consistent work ethic, hockey sense and attention to detail.

    It’s a nice story how Dom Turgeon has rounded out his game in the pros. Hopefully, he’ll be fully healthy and perhaps playing fourth line center for the Wings before long.

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