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Lightning prospect Erne may need wrist surgery

Lightning left wing prospect Adam Erne will have his injured left wrist examined next week in Cleveland, with it possible he'll need surgery.

Erne, 19, Tampa Bay's second-round pick in 2013, is being held out of some of this week's development camp due to what he thinks might be a partial tear.

"It's been bothering me for a while, so it'll be good to get it taken care of and finally get it over with," Erne said. "It's better now than later."

Erne played in 48 games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season, recording 21 goals and 62 points along with 65 penalty minutes. He ranked second on the Remparts for points and was fourth for goals. Erne played in one playoff game with Quebec during the QMJHL playoffs and recorded one goal.

Erne was also sidelined with a lacerated spleen this season, which was a unique challenge for him. But both Erne and the Lightning are encouraged with his development progress.

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[Last modified: Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:43pm]


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