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Tailing the Komets

Drouin gets good news

With the first cast he was wearing on his broken arm, Komets forward P.C. Drouin said he felt fine, but when it came off his arm felt lousy. With the second cast, his arm felt lousy, but when it came off Monday morning, the arm felt much better. Drouin said Dr. Greg Sassmannshausen of FWO told him there's still a possibility the Komets' leading scorer come play in the Turner Cup finals.

Drouin is leaving with the team this afternoon and will be in warm-ups Tuesday night in Muskegon.

"The cast is off, and I can start moving the wrist and see how it goes," Drouin said. "The longer the series goes, the better chance they think I'll have. He wants me to start stick handling and shooting and whatever I can do to get ready.

"It feels great. I thought I'd have to stay in the cast for longer and I felt my chanes were kind of bad. The only problem I have right now is my wrist is stuff from being not able to move it for this long."

Drouin, who led the Komets in scoring this season with 98 points, was hit by a slap shot from teammate Kevin Bertram in the next-to-last regular-season game, suffering a small fracture in his right arm.

Drouin said he's not in game shape but emotion will carry him and it shouldn't take too long to get ready.

"I don't even think I'd want to be in the lineup tomororw or Wednesday and take a chance on messing with a lineup that just won 7-1," he said.

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 05/04/2009 - 1:27pm

If PC would play, who sits? I personally hope he doesn't play unless he is absolutely 100% and I don't think it will be possible that he is, for weeks yet.

Mon, 05/04/2009 - 1:30pm

I agree, I wouldn't play him till he's 100% or he is really needed. If it was me, I would sit MVL. I know he just had a good game, but the rest of the playoffs he hasn't looked himself.

Mon, 05/04/2009 - 1:33pm

Sit MVL anyway and play Legault!

Mon, 05/04/2009 - 2:01pm

Legault's, umm, "limited" skill set isn't really of much value in a playoff series. MacMillan provides all the needed snarl and net traffic, and it's not nearly as painful to watch him skate.

Shawn Lang
Mon, 05/04/2009 - 2:50pm

Legault will not play unless someone else goes on IR. I say warm-up Drouin on Tuesday & Wednesday and see how he feels. If needed play him on Friday, the home crowd will help fuel him along.

Blake Sebring
Mon, 05/04/2009 - 3:37pm

You guys are forgetting last year when Jake and Brandon both had to play forward in the finals. I don't think there's any way the Komets can go through two playoff series totally healthy. That's why I told Olivier I still think he's going to play and make an important contribution in this series. I still do.

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 05/04/2009 - 7:52pm

Why play PC? Why risk screwing the arm up totally? No offense to PC, it stinks he got hurt.....but i agree with the others, why sit anyone at this point and risk screwing up a good thing right now. Big Al has perfect match-ups right now and adding PC might blow it. The defensive play by the forwards has been key to the Komet's success. An out-of-shape PC is not the best idea right now....sorry.

Mon, 05/04/2009 - 9:25pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels the way everyone is talking. I was biting my tongue for once to avoid being blasted on here, but it seems like a lot of people feel the same way. Maybe I'm being selfish and just want to see Legault get a hold of Later? In any event, the Komets are looking pretty good, but I'm not counting out the Jacks for a game or two...

Tue, 05/05/2009 - 7:26am

as much as i don't really care for Lego's play.....its unfair for him to sit and watch, again, while the team waits to see if PC can play....he has a broken arm to me that's more a liability than Lego's play...get Lego in

Tue, 05/05/2009 - 9:09am

Yeah, but irrespective of whether PC comes back or not, Legault is not an improvement over anyone else on the roster. "Fair" is place where cows and pigs are shown during the summer and has nothing to do with playoff hockey. That's only about winning.

Tue, 05/05/2009 - 11:39am

The real question is: What are we all going to argue about all summer after we wrap up this series??

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 2:50pm

State of the IHL......

Tue, 05/05/2009 - 2:52pm

Why the cubs are always bad......