Ottawa Senators prospect Patrick Wiercioch took a puck to the throat in tonight's game between the Senators' AHL affiliate Binghamton Senators and the Norfolk Admirals.
Wiercioch was taken to the hospital but is in stable condition and his teammates in Binghamton were told that he should be okay.
The 21-year-old defenceman will require further evaluation to see if swelling in the area occurs, and more on the extent of the injury will be known Saturday.
Wiercioch was playing the point on a Senators power play when a clearing shot struck him in the throat.
In 26 games with Binghamton this season, Wiercioch has two goals and 12 points.
He played 42 games with the Express during the 06-07 season.