NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 31, 2011) - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have released the following statement regarding the status of forward Tomas Marcinko.

"Sound Tigers forward Tomas Marcinko was struck in the neck by a Norfolk player's skate during the second period of last night's game against the Admirals. Marcinko was awake, alert and coherent following his injury. He was taken by paramedics to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he underwent successful surgery to treat his injury. No major blood vessels or arteries were struck. Marcinko was held overnight for observation, is expected to be released from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital today and is expected to make a full recovery."

The Sound Tigers are in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this evening to face the Penguins at 5:05 p.m. Phil Giubileo will have the call at