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Prospect Park Rumor (Mitch Gaulton close to return)
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11-11-2008, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
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Its defintely not Blackburn.
Heres an excerpt from his wiki
He retired after missing the entire 2003–04 NHL season due to a nerve injury sustained just before training camp to his left shoulder. He had nerve exploration surgery on March 31, 2004, then made an attempt to return to hockey, sporting a pair of blockers rather than the conventional blocker/catcher combination, as his injury rendered him incapable of rotating his glove hand. On February 1, 2005, he joined the ECHL Victoria Salmon Kings going 3–9–0, with a 3.54 GAA in 12 games. On September 15, during the Rangers training camp, he suffered a strained MCL. Subsequently, Blackburn announced his retirement on September 25. Had Blackburn continued to attempt a comeback, he would have forfeited an insurance payout of approximately 6 million dollars.
After retiring, Dan enrolled at Arizona State University. Afterwards he became manager of business development for Goaltender Development Institute. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and Waltham, Massachusetts. When asked if he ever envisioned a return to hockey, he was quoted as saying, "Never, I doubt I will ever put goalie pads on again. I don't have interest in playing net." He also stated, "It's not bittersweet, you know what? I don't really miss it anymore - it's been such a long time. It was a chapter of my life and I'm on to the next....I don't have any regrets at all about what transpired or the way things happened for me. I really enjoy what I do now in the business world....From my point of view, I was really fortunate, even though I was only there for a couple of years. It really set up the rest of my life for all the things that I want to do, from there on out." .
He would lose 6 million of his insurance payout if he returned.
And Cherneski is pretty much done with the busted Patella.
Lyon just recently signed a contract with the Charlotte Checkers. As of Oct 31st.
I don't think the Blackburn and Cherneski references were supposed to be taken seriously.
The more I think about it, the more I think it's Lyon Messier. If it were some good prospect they would probably have taken a different approach than stressing how it's a feel good story that everyone will love.
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