A knee injury has sidelined Quebec Major Junior Hockey League referee Brad Mills.  The veteran official is day-to-day after suffering a knee injury on Friday.

Mills was injured after colliding with players during a game between the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Halifax Mooseheads.  The New Brunswick native left the game, which continued with a three-man crew of referee Jeff Hopkins and linesmen Stephen Clarke and Kevin Fisher.

Mills, 39, is in his 17th season in the QMJHL.  He’s officiated 558 games in the league, 549 as a referee and an additional nine as a linesman during his first season.

QMJHL spokesperson Maxime Blouin confirmed to the Cape Breton Post that Mills has passed a medical examination, but provided no timetable for his return.

All the best to QMJHL referee Brad Mills on a speedy recovery.