Afinogenov left the sabres bench during play against edmonton .. Was talking on the cell phone in the runway to the dressing room .. exchanged passing words with Darcy Regier before returning to the room ..
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I understood it to be one of those "lower/upper body" injuries, I am not too certain that it was anything more than that. There would have to be a sudden blow up between him and Lindy Ruff for anything major such as a trade to happen. The Sabres are looking to add defenceman in liu of last years injuries and the effect it had on them come time for the finals, but Afinogenov would be a steep price, and what defenceman available out there would garner a player of his stature in return?? As for the phone call, as my good buddy Fred Brathwaite tells me, if you get a paper cut, the agent wants and needs to be the first to hear about it, they need to know everything and anything that may affect players contract and playing status. Has anyone else on here seen or heard of any riff between coach-management/player relations in this case??? Adios for now
Ouch, this is sooooooooooo painful. I broke my right wrist a few years ago. The recovery time was 2 or 3 months including the physical therapy. Then again, I'm not in my 20s anymore so that explains the shorter time. I don't envy him trying to hold a hockey stick when the cast comes off.