Tropp injured his knee in the Amerks season opener and suffered damage to both his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Prior to the injury, he looked great on a line with Cody Hodgson and Luke Adam and had already potted two goals. It's a tough blow for an Amerks team that was counting on Tropp to be one of their top performers this season.
The injury also comes as a tough blow for the Sabres. Tropp was expected to be a fixture in the blue and gold's bottom six this season, having earned a spot last year with his combination of hard-nosed play and halfway-decent talent. Even if/when the lockout comes to an end, he will be missed on a team that was looking for him to be one of their young infusions of talent/grit.
Here's what Tropp himself had to say about it earlier today:
Appreciate all the support, tough break but that's life.— Corey Tropp (@CTropp25) October 15, 2012
Indeed it is, Corey. indeed it is.