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04-17-2013, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bank View Post
Well actually... I remember Jannik Hansen played injured in the playoff for the 'Nucks and when they got kicked out he didn't come home to the NT. Wasn't that a thing some years ago?
Well, he was playing injured in the Stanley Cup playoffs and so turned down the invitation to play in the World Champs. IIRC, he was also without a contract after the season. At the time he said no, he was still playing in the playoffs and so couldn't very well come out and say: 'I won't play for the NT because I have X injury.' Some people took offense to him seemingly turning down the NT without an injury. The whole time, I'm sure the NT leaders knew the real reason, so it was never a problem from their perspective.

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