There are a couple of injuries that have been revealed today that have made some news. First I will discuss Corey Tropp’s injury, which he sustained Sunday after losing a fight to Toronto’s Jamie Devane. The second player is Viktor Stalberg, who helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup last year, but has fallen victim to injury since becoming a member of the Nashville Predators. Let’s start with Mr. Tropp.
Corey Tropp and Jamie Devane decided to drop the gloves on Sunday night. After Devane beat him, the players started getting antsy. It was noticeable that Tropp was injured because he was just lying on the ice after the fight. This sparked outrage, and before the next faceoff even started, the famous line brawl occurred. Tropp is out at least 5 weeks due to surgery to repair a broken jaw, and it is said that he had suffered a concussion in the fight. That’s bad news for Buffalo, and I hope he makes a good recovery.
Next was Viktor Stalberg. I received word today that he will miss 3-4 weeks due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. This could be crucial for the Predators. He took a check from Tampa Ba Lightning’s Dmitry Korobov in the first period, and skated off the ice and into the locker room. He was supposed to be a promising forward in Smashville, having just signed a four-year, $20 million contract. The man who was 5th in scoring for the Blackhawks last year will now sit out up to four weeks. Let’s hope he can recover fast and come back to play hard for the Preds.
The list of injuries in the preseason keeps getting higher and higher. It seems that people get hurt too often in the preseason this year. I’m not sure what the heck is going on, but I’d like to see a lot less injuries. Hopefully it will change, but if it doesn’t, head back on over to Too Many Men on the Site to check on injury updates.