The start of the season has brought with it some weird, disappointing, and incredibly stupid injuries. Here are the highlights (lowlights?) and a friendly reminder that John Scott is still enormous.
Archive for the ‘NHL Injuries’ Category
Posted by Jo Innes under Injuries, NHL Injuries, The Quiet Room on Feb 01, 2013
Posted by Jo Innes under NHL Injuries, The Quiet Room on Jan 19, 2013
Can anyone explain what’s up with the rash of groin injuries in the Western conference? And why Colorado is the only Northwest team with any players left? Me neither. Here’s an injury rundown anyway.
Posted by Jo Innes under Cats, NHL Injuries, The Quiet Room on Jan 18, 2013
Four months late (but better than not at all), here’s what’s up on the injury front heading into the 2013 NHL season. SPOILER: Rick DiPietro is not on this list. No, I can’t believe it either. SHAMEFUL ADMISSION: I love Rick DiPietro.
Posted by Jo Innes under Badasses, NHL Injuries, The Quiet Room, Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec 05, 2012
While Joffrey Lupul may not be a top level player according to KHL standards, he’s a top badass according to Quiet Room standards. He didn’t meet their criteria for national or Olympic experience, isn’t a Stanley Cup winner, hasn’t won anything at the NHL awards banquet (seriously, THAT qualifies you to play in the KHL?), and couldn’t even make it based on number of games played having missed most of 2009-10 and a healthy chunk of 2010-11 with a back injury.
The back injury is exactly the reason Joffrey Lupul is Tougher Than You ™. What began as back spasms toward the end of 2009-10 Ducks’ training camp evolved into pain and numbness in his right leg, loss of power, and eventually injections in attempts to calm the symptoms. Lupul missed several games at the end of November, and after consulting specialists and having an MRI it became clear that the problem – a herniated disc in his back – wasn’t going to solve itself. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Jo Innes under Badasses, Florida Panthers, NHL Injuries, Richard Zednik, The Quiet Room on Sep 04, 2012
February 10th, 2008
Midway through the third period, the Florida Panthers are trailing the Sabres by one goal. Olli Jokinen nails Clarke MacArthur in Buffalo’s end, but trips over his legs as he falls. As Jokinen’s skates come up off the ice, Richard Zednik skates directly into one of them. With his neck. Hard. Zednik falls to the ice, but the first massive spray of arterial blood hits before he does. He grabs the right side of his neck, and flies toward the bench. He’s met on the ice by Florida trainer Dave Zenobi, who immediately holds pressure on his neck. Teammate Jassen Cullimore skates in to help him off the ice, and one of Buffalo’s training staff runs in with more towels, frantically signaling for help. Buffalo team physician Leslie Bisson meets the panicked group in the tunnel, and as they half-drag/half-carry Zednik to the dressing room, the Florida bench and surrounding fans are yelling for more medical staff. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Jo Innes under Cringe-Worthy, NHL Injuries, The Quiet Room on Jul 25, 2012
Peter Forsberg finished his NHL career with the Calder, Hart and Ross trophies, two Stanley Cups, three all-star nods (four if you count the rookie team), two well-used feet, and no spleen. While it’s difficult to maintain an NHL career with feet that won’t bear your weight, you can do fine without a spleen, as Forsberg found out halfway through the 2001 playoffs.
Posted by Jo Innes under Cringe-Worthy, NHL Injuries, The Quiet Room on Jul 11, 2012
Rangers’ development camp didn’t go as planned for prospect Dylan McIlrath, as he suffered an injury that’s on the OH CRAP end of the hurt spectrum. It’s one of those things that results in horrified facial expressions and a cold sweat in people who’ve experienced it. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s an unforgettable and truly disgusting experience. What Dylan McIlrath did was dislocate his kneecap.