Kyle Turris, the Ottawa Senators' first-line center, suffered a knee injury last night by falling both over and underneath New York Islanders defenseman Casey Cisikas, who showed tremendous sportsmanship by calling for the trainers to come to Turris as soon as he got up from the fall.
Prior to the injury, Turris had been enjoying a career year, having improved his points total in each of the previous three seasons, starting with 29 points in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season - a total he'd reached twice before but by appearing in more total games - then following that up with 58 points (26 of them goals) in 2013-14 and 64 points last year.
At 11 goals and 22 points in 26 games thus far, he was looking at a third-straight 20-goal season with 30 a real possibility, and flirting with the point-per-game pace, which ranked him 30th in the NHL.
He had signed this card for me about a month ago, in blue sharpie, after the Sens beat my hometown Montréal Canadiens:
Upper Deck's 2012-13 Series 1 set, and shows him wearing Ottawa's red (home) uniform.