Projected 1st-round pick Peyton Krebs suffers torn Achilles
Peyton Krebs, a projected first-round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft, underwent surgery to repair a partial tear in his Achilles tendon Friday, his agent Kevin Korol told The Athletic's Scott Cruickshank.
The injury occurred Tuesday when another player's skate blade cut through Krebs' cut-proof sock and into his Achilles, Cruickshank added. He's expected to make a full recovery, but the timeline is unclear.
Krebs is projected to be a borderline top-10 pick, with most mock drafts placing him between Nos. 8-11. NHL Central Scouting listed him 10th among North American skaters in its final rankings.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward led the Western Hockey League's Kootenay Ice with 68 points in 64 games this past season.