Spezza Suffers A.C. Seperation, Letang Denies Responsibility, Gary Plays Dumb.
Well, not the worst, but not the best either, is the report coming from the Sens medical staff.
It would appear Jason suffered a Type I or II separation on his right shoulder. The fact the injury does not, at this point, require surgery would indicate a mild type II with tendon sprain but not a complete tear.
This injury will require a great deal off short-term rest, but the good news is the recovery time can be short, depending upon how quickly the shoulder responds. This is unlikely to be clear until the swelling comes down over the next 36 hrs and a full mobility test can be conducted.
Six weeks would be on the outside, should the shoulder be on the brink of a complete tear (again, only time will tell), or it could be a short as 1-2 weeks if it turns out to be just a mild strain.
At this point swelling is probably hiding the truth, so it’s a best guess for the doctors who can only really determine if there has been tendon shear vs strain.
Will the hit even be reviewed by the league?
Bettman will never allow a review of a hit by Pittsburgh’s #1 Dman, before the big “Winter Classic”. Pittsburgh is the “golden child” of the league, and that’s why Letang wasn’t given a major, and why you won’t hear so much as a peep out of the league about this hit, not one word.
Letang says he didn’t hit him “I saw him going to the puck and he kind of turned his back so I didn’t want to hit him, so I put my two hands around him,” Letang said. “I think he tripped before and it kind of looked bad on the play.”
Now watch the video – Did you see Spezza trip? Or did you see Letang shove him, from behind, into the boards, with full arm extension?
Unlike you Kris, video doesn’t lie, you are a scumbag, protected by a greedy, a-moral commissioner.
Everyone knows it.
We also know, if that hit had been Kuba on Malkin, we’d be talking suspension, big time.
This is why blogging is important. I don’t have a press pass to worry about. I don’t have a family to feed based upon what I write. I don’t have to eat a mouthful of shit and call it chocolate.
I can say it like it is.
Business is business, right Gary, and you could care less about integrity, unless it makes you more money.
One last observation on last nights officiating. If Shannon deserved 2 minutes for being elbowed in the face, and reacting to it, why the hell would Goddard get only a 10 min. misconduct for chasing a guy around the ice, shoving him, then bear hugging him before throwing off his gloves?
Delay of game?
Nah, just ignore it, and feel bad for the 2 minute a game goon that had his face caved in.
Hell, why not award him a penalty shot too?
Now that’d be exciting, eh Gary?
Honestly, sometimes I wonder why…