When I talked to Colin Chaulk this afternoon, he was in great spirits and said he already feels better after his second surgery. He's hoping that this morning's surgery is more precautionary and to clean things up. No one knows how long he's going to be out of the lineup.
The Komets have called Mike Butters in Norfolk to alert him of the situation in case the Admirals can send Mathieu Curadeau back. The Komets are also looking at a couple of defensemen and may bring them in next week, according to David Franke.
Franke said he wants to see how Chaulk is feeling in a week before he tries to replace him. For one thing, he's irreplaceable, and another, Franke doesn't want to promise a new player something like an extended stay if Chaulk is coming back soon.
"We still have a lto fo good hockey players on this club," Franke said. "I think one thing the players can do is get the job done so Colin is not in the hospital worrying about it. I think the guys really need to step up and let Colin know that things will be fine while he's recovering."
Amen to that.
How about how much the forwards went to the net tonight? Nice to see. And how about Sean O'Connor? Wow, was he a nice surprise on defense. Impressive.
But overall, what a weird se