The Ottawa Senators have had bad injury luck lately, and that trend continued on Thursday.
As you can see from the video above, Mark Borowiecki hit the boards awkwardly after a seemingly innocuous collision with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle.
The play-by-play accurately stated that Borowiecki seemed uncomfortable right away, flexing his leg after that bump. It turns out he wasn’t feeling great for a reason, as the Senators label him as out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
#Sens Mark Borowiecki suffered a right knee injury and will not return to tonight's game. He will be sidelined indefinitely.
The days of people making cruel jokes about his production because of an onerous contract are fairly dim off in the distance, so it’s instead enjoyable to watch as he keeps fighting his way back to the NHL.
In the latest instance, he’s making his debut for the Ottawa Senators on Thursday after they signed him to a cheap deal yesterday.
If you ask the 36-year-old, he can still make an impact beyond being something of a novelty, as Puck Daddy reports.
“I wouldn’t be here [if I didn’t have anything left in the tank],” Gomez said. “The thing about hockey is your hands and your head, they just don’t go. The first thing to go on our bodies are our legs. And one thing about it, I’ve still got the legs.”