Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik will have abdominal surgery that will require a three- to four-week recovery, forcing him to miss playing for Slovakia in the IIHF World Championships.
According to one of Gaborik's agents, the surgery is to repair an area of his abdomen where a hernia surgery was performed in 2001, when Gaborik played for the Minnesota Wild.
“Marian experienced some soreness towards the end of the season and after undergoing his exit physical and further examination today, it was decided that surgery is the best option for a quick and full recovery,” Davidson said. “Marian will have the surgery and after a three to four week recovery period will be able to resume off-season training.”
Do you have this confirmed? Because AFAIk even though this seems to be the popular belief, the coaches are making it a bit of a ecret whether he starts again and whether they will give an opportunity to both him and Janus at the start of the tourney.
Originally Posted by lakai17
What! no Peter Sejna!!??
Is there still a chance for Martin Marincin if OKC lose their series?
Sejna had rarely shown any interest in playing for the NT, which sorta got him onto a black list of players who kept declining invitations and therefore no longer get invited.
Well, there are only 7 D-man on the official roster sent to IIHFright now, but I believe that's because they are waiting on how Boston will fare in the NHL play-offs. As much as I'd like to see Marinčin play for the NT, I doubt they would risk playing a player like him without having seen him in any prepaation matches.
Asfor Gernát, juniors is just juniors and with the way his injury ruined his season it's very possible that he will remain there next season as well. His time in the men's NT is probably in a more distant future.
What's the point of gloating? I was seriously asking you if you had confirmation before the information was officially released, maybe you could have answered then?
i didn't have any "real close source". But it was logical. Stana was better in the pre-tournament games, he had fantastic season in KHL and he has already experiences with WCH games. And the Slovak had to win the first game. There was no room for any experiment.
The 1/4 finals are scheduled for 16. may... But Chicago is now 3:1. It is impossible, they lost this series. Handzus should lift the Cup.
Yeah, but isn't it possible to register some additional players after round robin or something? Anyway, it seem pretty much impossible that Chicago would lose now, but even if they did how likely would it be for Hossa to come after all the health trouble he's had this past year?