Thread: Confirmed with Link: Panthers Sign F Peter Mueller 1yr/$1.725
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07-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RainingRats View Post

Crosby has been experiencing symptoms he has described as similar to those he dealt with following last year's concussion, saying he "just didn't feel right" the day after his last game, Dec. 5 against the Boston Bruins. Crosby has been followed by his medical team in Pittsburgh and has been undergoing physical therapy, making progress along the way, since that time.

However, after Crosby sought an additional opinion last month at the recommendation of his agent, Pat Brisson, there was suddenly much public discussion about what was the actual nature of Crosby's injury. The final consensus from Crosby's medical team and a third independent party, Philadelphia-based spinal surgeon Dr. Alexander Vaccaro, is that Crosby is dealing with a soft-tissue injury in his neck and he is continuing to progress with his rehabilitation efforts.
Yeah, that's when he came back and got the errant and accidental elbow from Krejci. Something that happens many times during any hockey game at nearly any level.

But that's beside the point. You proposed that Crosby didn't have concussion problems. He does. And there was even speculation about his possible retirement during those 11 months. Though those rumors were clearly unfounded.

All i'm saying is, this signing is as low-risk as it gets. It's only one year, so even if Mueller gets some sort of injury or doesn't return to form, he was simply a placeholder for some of the prospects who are thinking about making the jump but might stay out of the pro game for one more year (Bjugstad, for example).

Had we signed him for, say, 3 years, then i'd be worried because if he doesn't put up some points, then we're stuck with him until his contract runs out. Low risk, high reward.

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