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10-23-2003, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by deandebean
It's not a cheapshot. It could be a message to the organisation, though. Saku NEVER balked down from a quick return after an injury. He was ready to go this week, right? He wanted to come back against Detroit, but the organisation (more than him) decided it was a no go. Now, they give him the green light. Nothing changed. The guy skated all week, he even did some overtime with the spares. And NOW he feels the twinge? Come on. I've got some swamp land to sell you in the Everglades...
I like a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy.

However, I chalk this decision up to two things, the team is playing well (so no reason to rush back) and, isn't this the same knee that he had surgery on earlier in his career? Call it an overabundance of caution.

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