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07-08-2011, 09:03 AM
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You're missing the point. In order to qualify, Lappy needs to be actively trying to make a comeback. Now, to a certain extent its all BS at this point, but it was never a sure thing that the league would let them LTIR him.
So, him having an actual official position is a potentially big deal.
Not saying you're wrong but how exactly do you "actively" attempt to come back from a brain injury? A lot of it is simply just wait it out. I'd say the development coach thing is more of giving him something to do to prevent utter boredom while he isn't cleared to play hockey, I think Hatcher did something similar.
I mean if he's working out and stuff so when he's cleared he can play, he can argue he's still hitting the gym and seeing a doctor and such but this is an interim job so he has something to do. And I don't think any NHL Board member will argue that if doctor's clear him to be a development coach and it won't hinder his recovery.
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