As if getting pounded wasn’t bad enough, the Albany River Rats will be scrambling for a backup goaltender to dress for Saturday’s 5 p.m. home game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Rookie Mike Murphy relieved starter Justin Peters after the fourth Hershey goal but lasted just 4:26, getting hurt late in the first period.
Best wishes to Borer. Hopefully he can get back on track here and if the NHL isn't in the books for the future, hopefully a career in Hockey is, even if it's in the AHL.
There aren't many young hockey players who have been through what Borer has, both mentally and physically. The kid has the drive, motivation and love for the game that can never be put into question. Many would have likely called it a career by now. I'll always remember when Scott Hartnell put a hit on Brind'Amour and Borer stepped in and stuck up for the Captain, no hesitation, no questions asked. He didn't look pretty after the tilt, but it was something to see a young kid do that.
Really have to feel for the guy. It's a huge reason that I absolutely detest hits to the head like this in hockey. Mind you this was a blindside as well so this is doubly dirty, but the fact of the matter is that hits like this cost kids (and that's what they are at this stage regardless of the fact that the NCAA recognizes them as professionals) their careers and gives them issues that can really affect them for the rest of their lives. Good luck to you Matt.