F Trent Whitfield (Spokane, 1993-98) is expected to be sidelined until at least February after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
Mark Divver, the Providence Journal’s assistant sports editor, reports that Whitfield, 33, suffered the injury while running on Aug. 13. He had surgery on Wednesday.
Whitfield, a former Spokane captain, was the captain of the AHL’s Providence Bruins last season. He had 43 points in 52 games in Providence, and picked up one assist in 16 games with the parent Boston Bruins.
Yes, it was a slow weekend around the WHL. . . . You know how they fill time in baseball telecasts during rain delays? Well, we’re filling time . . . with some scores from Sunday . . .
Acadie-Bathurst 8 Moncton 0
Cape Breton 4 P.E.I. 2
Chicoutimi 3 Quebec 2
Halifax 4 Saint-Jean 3
Lewiston 4 Victoriaville 2
Montreal 3 Gatineau 0
Shawinigan 4 Drummondville 3
Val-d’Or 6 Rouyn-Noranda 1