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12-29-2012, 01:32 PM
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Also, TB GM Yzerman was at Fridays Crunch game, BriseBois thinks he will be there tonight too
"He showed last year that he could hold his own in the NHL, so we have no doubt he could," Lightning assistant general manager Julien BriseBois said Saturday. "But right now he's hurt and the focus is getting him back healthy as quickly as possible."
Brown was injured by a hit during the first period of a 4-2 victory over Norfolk. Syracuse coach Jon Cooper said Brown will be out six to eight weeks.
Cooper also relayed how the injury happened:
"Basically, we were on a power play and we won the draw, went to him and he was skating in the zone. The guy (Norfolk defenseman Mat Clark) engaged on him so he was kind of leaning on J.T., and J.T. was taking the puck behind the net and the guy just rode him awkwardly into the corner. J.T. kind of took an arm off his stick to kind of ward him off and, basically, they went into the boards. The guy put him into the boards hard, but I can't sit here and say it was a dirty play. It happens and it's too bad."
It's hard for first-year players coming into that league," BriseBois said of the AHL. "It's really a good league and even better this year," because of the NHL lockout. "And on a team that's pretty deep, and where everyone is fighting for ice time, he was able to carve out a niche for himself and pick up some points, so he's been pretty good. He's just progressing really well for a first-year player."
Syracuse coach Cooper says Brown injury not season-ending. Says six to eight weeks for recovery after surgery.
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