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Bouchard Making His Own Breaks

from the Columbus Dispatch,

Joel Bouchard lay in a Dallas hospital seven years ago with his mother at his side and doctors working to stave off an infection that nearly killed him.

Some details remain sketchy, Bouchard said, but while fighting off a 105.1-degree temperature he distinctly recalled feeling angry.

Not at fate. Not at God. Not even at the physician who misdiagnosed the spinal meningitis days earlier.

“I was mad at myself,” said Bouchard, a 33-year-old hockey journeyman. “I didn’t feel like I was where I wanted to be in life—personally or professionally. I felt like I had become complacent and underachieving and I told myself, ‘If I get out of here, I’m going to do something about it.”

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  Tags: columbus+blue+jackets, injuries, joel+bouchard

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