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Monday, December 18, 2006

Leopold on IR

Well, Jordan Leopold is back on the injured reserve after suffering a groin pull against Carolina on December 11th. This is pretty unfortunate as he had just come back from hernia surgery and was in for a grand total of 4 1/3 games.

He will be out for a minimum of one month and trainers are hoping not much longer. I think we all are hoping for that! In the only bright spot of this news, it is supposedly unrelated to his hernia surgery. So fears that he is weakened after the surgery are, supposedly, put to rest.

The injury was suffered, I believe, in the first period of the game as he stretched to stay onside. He didn't make it, the play was whistled down, and he had to be helped to the back and was seen after the game walking on crutches.

I think the GM deserves a quick pat on the back for not pulling the trigger too quick on a trade and ensuring that Leopold was 100% ready for a return. Even if this was unrelated, it certainly makes him look like a smart, patient GM. If he had done a trade to get rid of a defenseman and brought back picks or a depth player, he'd be the talk of the day on all sport channels.

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