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MASE THE ACE 10-23-2013 06:07 PM

Eric Wellwood
 
What happened to Eric after his injury? Haven't seen any talk on him this year, nor do I see him listed on the Phantoms.

CanadianFlyer88 10-23-2013 06:13 PM

Still in recovey, but here's a nice story about him in the Windsor Star:

Quote:

Former Windsor Spitfires forward Eric Wellwood is back in familiar territory.

Recovering from a potential life-threatening injury suffered in April, Wellwood has hooked up with his former junior team to aid the Spitfires and his recovery.

“I had a talk with him a few weeks before camp,” Spitfires head coach Bob Boughner said. “I asked him if he had any interest in being an eye in the sky and sort of develop as a coach/mentor.”

...

Five months into his recovery, he is walking without a limp and says he’s already been back skating.

“I’ve been out seven or eight times, but it hurts a lot,” Wellwood said. “I’d say it’s 60 per cent to what I used to be and that’s not terrible.”

He has been told his recovery could take between nine months and a year, but he refuses to put a timetable on returning to pro hockey.

Wellwood rehabs five days a week from one to three hours and with the rest of the time he’s happy to help his former junior team, which he helped to back-to-back Memorial Cup titles.

“My friends are either gone to school or back playing hockey,” Wellwood said. “This is a good way to stay in it and learn the other side.”

It’s not costing the Spitfires a cent because the Flyers tendered a contract offer to Wellwood to retain his rights. He signed an AHL deal and could leave at any time.

MASE THE ACE 10-23-2013 06:26 PM

awesome glad to hear he is walking/skating again scary injury.

RJ8812* 10-23-2013 07:26 PM

should just cut him loose. waste of a contract spot

or did he even sign his QO?

LegionOfDoom91 10-23-2013 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 73120137)
should just cut him loose. waste of a contract spot

or did he even sign his QO?

He's not listed on capgeek for us when Pronger & Bourdon are.

http://capgeek.com/flyers

Edit: His status on his profile on there says unsigned/inactive.

http://capgeek.com/player/1599

MiamiScreamingEagles 10-23-2013 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 73120137)
should just cut him loose. waste of a contract spot

or did he even sign his QO?

He signed a minor league contract during the summer. He was tendered a QO, the Flyers hold his NHL rights. He has to sign a contract prior to December 1 to be eligible to play in the NHL this season.

RJ8812* 10-23-2013 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles (Post 73120979)
He signed a minor league contract during the summer. He was tendered a QO, the Flyers hold his NHL rights. He has to sign a contract prior to December 1 to be eligible to play in the NHL this season.

ya, he definitely shouldn't be given an NHL contract

shipwreck 10-24-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 73124167)
ya, he definitely shouldn't be given an NHL contract

Oh, c'mon. He's gonna be the Flyer's savior :D

Hiesenberg 10-24-2013 12:50 PM

I think the Flyers are doing him a solid. If he's cut lose, the guys on his own to recover. This way he has the help of a professional team. This is pretty typical of the Flyers.

flyershockey 10-24-2013 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hiesenberg (Post 73153593)
I think the Flyers are doing him a solid. If he's cut lose, the guys on his own to recover. This way he has the help of a professional team. This is pretty typical of the Flyers.

Exactly. Even if he doesn't get a contract with the Flyers, it doesn't look like he just fell off the professional hockey map.

Harold Bingo 10-24-2013 01:35 PM

I've always liked Wellwood. He was like a smarter version of Zolnierczyk. Hope he can play again.

Wixztor 10-24-2013 02:15 PM

Reckon he would have been useful for us these past few games, much like Rinaldo has been looking decent thanks to his speed; standing out that way from the garbage that has been our forward corps. Though he'd probably be playing in Adirondack.


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