Komets forward Lance Galbraith injured his right knee with 5:00 left Friday night. Galbraith banged with Quad City defenseman Joel Pullman on their way into the boards, lost his balance and landed awkwardly. With the help of teammates, he left the game.
No one knows the prognosis yet, not the coach, general manager, trainer, team doctor or even Galbraith himself.
``Wish I could tell you,'' he said in the locker room after the game, ``because I'd like to know myself.''
We'll know more on Monday when he has an MRI done on the leg. Galbraith did not go with the Komets to Quad City after the game, and it out for at the very least two-to-three weeks. The good news is that Galbraith was able to gingerly walk on the leg in the locker room and it's not the same knee that he hurt last year with Idaho of the East Coast Hockey League.
With knee injuries, you don't say that it doesn't look that bad because you never know until the swelling goes down. Wish I could give everyone some hope, but we simply don't know so it's not a completely discouraging picture either.
And before anyone says anything stupid about Pullman, he actually let up on Galbraith or the injury could have been much, much worse. He actually only hit Galbraith lightly if at all because Pullman spread his arms to hit on either side of Galbraith and spread his legs as well. Replays showed and Galbraith said afterward that it had nothing to do with Pullman.