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11-30-2012, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
Last season, he had the gruesome fall that broke his ankle. That was just a freak thing--he got pushed towards the boards, his skate got caught and he snapped the bone.

He's also had a concussion once and now the sprained shoulder. So it's really two "regular" injuries, one each season. He's still growing at 21 and needs to add strength, playing in a league primarily against grown men. IMO the injuries are a bit of a concern, but nothing to get overly worried about at this point.
I agree, but I would say that, rather than thinking he's injury-prone, the simple fact that he's missed large chunks of time at his age might be a bit of a concern. Only time will tell if it will have a long-term effect, though, so we'll have to wait and see.

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