Stockton Heat defenceman @Juuso Valimaki made an early exit from Sunday’s game against the Ontario Reign after suffering a lower-body injury.
The Heat announced Valimaki’s injury before the start of the third period. The 23-year-old defenceman took part in the first two periods before being ruled out for the final 20 minutes.
INJURY UPDATE | Juuso Valimaki will not return to today’s game (lower body). pic.twitter.com/qJvGhPSnyE
— Stockton Heat (@AHLHeat) January 10, 2022
Valimaki has been riddled with injuries throughout his professional career. He missed most of the 2018–19 season with a high-ankle sprain before sitting out the entire 2019–20 campaign with a torn ACL.
There has not yet been any word about the severity of Valimaki’s latest injury. In 10 AHL games with Stockton this season, Valimaki has six assists.