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10-09-2011, 11:20 AM
Bill McNeal
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Originally Posted by jeh82 View Post
Sorry, I was unclear. My question, I guess, is when the physical took place. Sending him back now implies he just failed the physical. If he had the physical 5 days ago, then why would he only be getting sent back now?

I would have thought that would be the first thing a team does after claiming a player?
The injury must have been worse than previously thought. The Habs knew he couldn't go for game 1 (due to some unknown lower body injury) and I guess after they dug a little deeper they found out he'll be out a lot longer. Only speculation on my part, but if he were only going to miss a couple of games I doubt Montreal would send him back to Philly.

Now it's up to the league to determine whether or not Betts was significantly injured before being waived. Considering how small a part Betts would play on either team, this is probably more about finances than anything right now.

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