During an 82-game season, NHL players get hurt in all sorts of ways. It almost seems surprising that we don’t hear about them getting banged up during the traditional round of pre-game soccer more often, really.
It appears that was the case for Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki on Monday, as the team announced that he suffered a leg laceration during pregame activities while TSN’s Chris Cuthbert clarified that it was specifically soccer.
At least Borowiecki shouldn’t feel alone among Senators who’ve been injured in odd and semi-comical ways, as Craig Anderson memorably hurt himself cutting chicken.
Patrick Wiercioch gets the nod against the Ottawa Senators with Borowiecki out of the lineup.
(Note: the main image features former Senators forward Cory Conacher, in case you’re curious.)
Cory Conacher cleared waivers Saturday and has been loaded to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers the New York Islanders announced.
The 24-year-old’s play has dropped off considerably since he burst on to the scene with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
After a mid-season trade to the Ottawa Senators, Conacher finished his rookie season with 11 goals and 29 points in 47 games. He finished sixth in Calder Trophy voting that season.
However, Conacher mustered just seven goals and 26 points in 79 games last season split between the Senators and Buffalo Sabres.
He signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Islanders in the summer, but had just a goal and two assists in 15 games before New York placed him on waivers Friday.
Conacher last played in the AHL during the 2012-13 season with the Syracuse Crunch scoring 12 goals and 28 points in 36 games.
After scoring just one goal in 15 games this year, Cory Conacher has been placed on waivers.
The Islanders made the announcement on Friday, a tough development in what started out as a promising campaign. Conacher actually started the season as a No. 1 winger on the John Tavares-Kyle Okposo line, but quickly fell out of favor and was a healthy scratch by early November.
It’ll be interesting to see if anyone takes a flier on Conacher via waivers. He burst onto the scene during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign and finished sixth in Calder voting but, since then, failed to catch on in both Ottawa and Buffalo.
He signed a one-year, $600,000 deal with the Islanders in July.