Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cleary's sacrifice

Thanks to Nick in Texas for the pointer to a great roundup of stories on Dan Cleary's amazing jaw surgery:
Red Wings forward Dan Cleary chose to risk nerve damage to have three plates and over a dozen screws inserted into his jaw so that he could return to Detroit's line-up as soon as possible, and he's suffered adverse effects from his procedure.
It was originally believed he would miss considerable time with the injury, but Cleary's expected to suit up tonight against St. Louis.

Cleary's had a terrific season, despite the injury, with 20 goals and 40 points in 57 games until this point, and he earned a nice long-term deal with Detroit. Keep your eye on him.
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At 1:13 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger Shane Giroux said...

Yikes. I'm usually a fan of toughness and all that but there's no way I'd risk permanent nerve damage just to get back in the lineup. If he'd gone the long route it appears he would have still been back in at some point during the playoffs.

It's not like the Wings are fighting for a playoff berth at the moment and need a healthy roster.

 
At 2:02 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger mike said...

This guy Cleary is a hardass, to be sure. Hope he doesn't get reinjured either.

If he played in MLB or the NBA he would be missing 80+ games. Hockey players are the baddest men on the planet next to NFL dudes.

 
At 2:04 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger Kirk said...

He's the Ronnie Lott of the NHL!

 
At 3:46 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

The pride of Deerlake, NL.

 
At 3:47 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

The only good thing to come out of Deerlake, NL

 
At 4:23 PM, March 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darren Langdon is from Deer Lake, Cleary is from Hr.Grace, stupid

 
At 4:24 PM, March 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's from Carbonear NL. Darren Langdon is from Deer Lake.

 
At 4:52 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger Tidor said...

Speaking of Ronnie Lott, one of the Sedins actually did the cut-the-end-of-your-finger-off-to-stay-in the-lineup bit, which is more hardcore than risking nerve damage to my mind.

Not that either is not hardcore, just that one has a possibility of permanent injury while the other has the certainty of permanent disfigurement.

 
At 4:58 PM, March 25, 2008, Blogger The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

Darren Langdon is from Deer Lake, Cleary is from Hr.Grace, stupid

i'm an idiot.

and deer lake is a lovely place.

/avoides suspension from colin campbell

 

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