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CBJ Injury Report 10/15/13

Well, we’re 4 games into the season, and unfortunately, we need to talk about injuries!  The 2 most recent of note is Matt Calvert and Blake Comeau, both of which have come after just a few games played.

First, we will talk about Calvert.  Matty was placed on IR on 10/14, he will require abdominal surgery and is expected to miss an “extended period of time”.   It was first reported that Calvert went on IR because of a groin injury, but now its abdominal surgery.  No one is really saying if the two are connected, but I’m going to guess NO.  I think the CBJ are going to miss Calvert.  Even though to this point he really hasn’t contributed like we thought he would, I think the team will miss his speed and grit.  Sean Collins has been called up to fill Calverts spot.   Here’s to a speedy recovery Matt!

Blake Comeau suffered a cut on his ankle during the game Saturday versus the Bruins.  He left the game and never returned.  He is expected to play Tonight against the Red Wings.  So far this season, Comeau has only mustered a single assist, and that came back in game 1 vs the Flames.  He only has 2 PIM and 6 hits so far this season.  I would really like to see Blake a bit more physical, but he’s not a huge man at 6 feet, 195 lbs.  I’m sure this minor injury shouldn’t linger around very long.

The other injuries to note, Cody Bass, who suffered a broken thumb back in late September, was expected to miss 4-6 weeks.  No further updates have been given on Cody.  And of course Nathan Horton, who is recovering from off season shoulder surgery.  At last report, according to an interview he did with a website out of Boston, he has “got a little bit” left in the slow rehab process following the surgery.  Other than that, all seems well on the CBJ injury front.  Aside from bumps and bruises, no further injuries to report.

Its clearly going to be a rough, physical season.  After the very rough game played against the Bruins, I can imagine the rest of the Metro division is going to be just as physical.  This team is the youngest team in the league, and if any team has a shot at fighting through such a long gritty season, its going to be the CBJ.

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