Justin Barron out Indefinitely with Blood Clot
Halifax, N.S. - The Halifax Mooseheads will be without the services of defenceman Justin Barron for the foreseeable future. The 18-year-old has been diagnosed with a blood clot and is out of the lineup for an indefinite period of time. There is no timetable for a return to the ice.
Barron, a native of Halifax, NS, is considered a top prospect for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and is listed as an A prospect by NHL Central Scouting as a potential first round candidate. The smooth skating blueliner has 17 points in 27 games this season and 79 points for his career in 146 games played.
Halifax selected Barron with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft after acquiring the pick from Moncton in a draft day deal. He went on to be named to the QMJHL All-Rookie team in 2017-18 and has represented the league in back-to-back seasons at the Canada-Russia Series. Barron is also a two-time Mooseheads Scholastic Player of the Month.
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