Star forward Dominik Florian will miss the rest of the Coulee Region Chill's postseason series with Fairbanks, head coach AJ Degenhardt said Wednesday.
Florian suffered a separated shoulder in the first period of Game 3 on Sunday, a 3-0 loss for the Chill. The Ice Dogs lead the best-of-five series 2-1 ahead of Game 4 on Friday.
The Chill must win both games to advance to the second round of the NAHL Playoffs. Degenhardt said this presents yet another opportunity where other players have to step up.
"Since February even, we've had guys injured, key guys injured. We've been short handed and we've been finding ways to win," Degenhardt said. "So it's kind of been step up by committee, and guys have been doing a good job when called upon and playing a role that's maybe not their usual."
Game 4 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Green Island Ice Arena. If the Chill win, Game 5 would be Saturday at 7 p.m.