Drake Batherson is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey right winger for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League.
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Drake Batherson: Injury Update, Covid, Hit By Aaron Dell, Out Of NHL ALl Star Game
Ottawa Senators forward Drake Batherson will miss out on his first NHL All-Star Game appearance, sidelined by a dirty hit from Sabres goaltender Aaron Dell on Tuesday night.
Aaron Dell elbowed Batherson as he was chasing a player around the back of the net in the first period of a 5-0 Senators win. Batherson suffered an ankle injury, falling into the boards. on Wednesday, Dell was suspended for 3 games, while Batherson is out long-term.
The Ottawa Senators got some welcome news on Tuesday with the return of forward Drake Batherson from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The team announced Batherson’s return on Twitter.
Batherson was the last of the 10 players to come out of COVID protocol that forced the NHL to postpone three Senators games between Nov.
Hit by Aaron Dell:
Aaron Dell’s hit on Drake Batherson left the Senators forward sidelined with an ankle injury and out of the NHL All-Star Game.
“It’s a bad play by the goalie,” Senators coach D.J. Smith told reporters. “He’s done it before.” The NHL named Brady Tkachuk as Batherson’s replacement for the All-Star game.
His injury overshadowed a memorable outing by 32-year-old veteran Tyler Ennis, who didn’t dress for two games last week on the road, but took advantage of his opportunity, scoring three goals to give him four on the season.
Out Of NHL ALl Star Game:
Batherson suffered an ankle injury, falling into the boards. on Wednesday, Dell was suspended for 3 games, while Batherson is out long-term.
He has a record of taking cheap shots, having made a similar play on Mark Stone while with the Sharks in 2019. He also took an interference penalty a couple of weeks ago against Nashville, and swung his skate at Calgary’s Sam Bennett.