QUEBEC CITY— It’s been a tough season for Cody Donaghey. On Dec. 10 the Quebec Remparts defenceman was hit by Moncton Wildcats forward Will Smith and tore both his ACL and his MCL. He underwent knee surgery in early January and has been sidelined ever since.
Missing the Remparts playoff run to the QMJHL final was bad enough, but missing out on the Memorial Cup has been even worse.
"It's pretty sour sitting in the stands and watching the boys play, but I'm still going to cheer them on,” said the 19-year-old.
But it’s not all bad news. Donaghey, who signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent last summer, has been progressing well with his rehabilitation after having both his ligaments repaired.
"I'm still ahead of schedule," said the blueliner. "Obviously I would have loved to have played in the Memorial Cup, but Toronto didn't want to take the risk. They're obviously looking for the long term.”
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