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Examiner
  • Bum hip cuts Mav Lewis' season short

  • And then, there were none.

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  • And then, there were none.
    Carlyle Lewis, the last original member of the Missouri Mavericks, has to undergo hip surgery and will be placed on the season-ending reserve list. His future with the club remains uncertain.
    Lewis, who turns 34 today, played in 37 games for the Mavericks this season and accounted for three assists. He was placed on the 10-day injured reserve on Feb. 10, and has missed a total of 17 games this season. The Middleton, Nova Scotia, native is the team’s all-time leader in penalty minutes with 548 minutes in 165 games with the Mavericks.
    He became a Maverick icon in the club’s first season when he knocked out an opponent on the ice and skated off to the cheers of fans with his head resting in hands like he was sleeping. Former teammate Jeff Christian nicknamed Lewis “The Grim Sleeper,” and the nickname stuck with him throughout his Mavericks career.
    “Carlyle has been a great leader for our hockey club,” Mavericks coach Scott Hillman said. “He does so much that goes unnoticed except by his teammates, those are the aspects that we will miss most. We wish him a speedy recovery, and he will continue to carry a strong presence in our locker room. Carlyle will remain a big part of this team.”
    The Mavericks play Rapid City at 7:05 p.m. Friday at the Independence Events Center. Ed McGrane bobbleheads are available for the first 1,500 fans and the Stanley Cup will be on display at the arena starting at 6 p.m. 
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