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Renegades Lose Cross to Injury

December 19, 2006 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) - Richmond Renegades News Release

The Richmond Renegades today announced that they have placed forward Brett Cross on the 30 day Injured Reserve list. Cross has appeared in 18 games for the Renegades and is tied with JJ Wrobel for the team lead in goals with 11. He has 4 assists to go along with his 11 goals and is a +4. He has accumulated 84 PIM's this season.

"Brett tore the ligament in his thumb during the game in Jacksonville this past weekend," stated Allan B. Harvie, Jr., Renegades President and GM. "He was fitted for a cast today at West End Orthopaedic Clinic and will need to wear it for a minimum of 30 days after which time he will be evaluated."

"Brett is a solid forward and he will be missed. He plays tough and his absence will certainly be noticeable," continued Harvie. "The injury bug just won't leave us alone but we can't use that as an excuse. This will give us an opportunity to see who really wants to play a major role with this club."

Cross now joins goalie Doug Groenestege on the 30 day I.R. Groenestege was placed on the I.R. almost three weeks ago when he dislocated his shoulder in the last two minutes of a game in Florence, SC against Pee Dee. He is expected to begin skating this week without pads.

The Renegades continue their road trip this weekend with a game in Kissimmee, FL against the Florida Seals on Friday and then in Fayetteville, NC on Saturday night against the FireAntz. The Renegades return to home ice on Wednesday, December 27th for the first of three home games in 4 nights. It will be another 2-3-4 or More Night plus the first Skate with the Renegades following the game.

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