As the Toronto Rock prepare for tonight’s season-defining clash against the Philadelphia Wings, GM Terry Sanderson confirmed that Garrett Billings has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list. Billings suffered an ACL tear in the second quarter of last weekend’s 17-9 win against the Vancouver Stealth.
As a result of this move, Nick Diachenko has been added to the active roster. This will be the rookie’s first action for the Rock, having spent time on the injured reserve list himself, with a lower body injury.
Diachenko was originally selected 14th overall in the 2013 NLL draft by the Buffalo Bandits, before being signed by the Rock as a free agent earlier this year. While considered a raw prospect, the Rock will be hoping to take advantage of the 24-year old’s speed and size.
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