Martin out, Schmidt sent down from Syracuse

The Kitchener Rangers announced Tuesday that the team will be without forward Mitchell Martin on a week-to-week basis. The club made the announcement on social media.

Martin has been an important piece of the Rangers club so far this season recording nine goals and six assists for 15 points in 16 games played this season.

He suffered the injury Sunday on the road against the London Knights. He exited the game with a lower body injury in the first period of the 4-2 win over the Knights. The Rangers confirmed to CityNews 570 that Martin has a hairline fracture in his pelvis.

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Tuesday afternoon that defenseman Roman Schmidt has been reassigned to the Rangers after a brief stint with their AHL affiliate, Syracuse Crunch. Schmidt played in one regular season game for the Crunch making his professional debut Nov. 1 against the Rochester Americans.

Schmidt played in 64 games last season with Kitchener recording four goals and 24 assists.

He was selected by the Lightning in the third round, 96th overall in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

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