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Emery’s Return Just Short Of A Miracle

from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,

It is stunning, really, how one of the greatest stories in the NHL — no, one of the greatest stories in sports — has gone under-reported.

Today, of all times in our history. In the age of Twitter and YouTube. When Torii Hunter makes Sports Illustrated for his references to flatulence. When Tiger Woods isn’t so much a weekly struggling athlete as he is a daily gossiping update.

But that’s the NHL, and that’s the NHL in America and especially the NHL in Southern California.

The most improbable tale of this unlikely Ducks season, a story more inspirational than Teemu Selanne’s brilliance on 40-year-old legs, more amazing than Corey Perry’s bolt to sudden stardom remains tucked behind a mask, existing day-to-day under unassuming quiet, lost in the shadow of team.

“It is somewhat of a, I don’t know if you want to say miracle, but it’s something that’s never happened before,” Coach Randy Carlyle says. “It’s a great story and one the individual should be recognized for because it’s something no other athlete has done.”

He has made history, that’s all — sports history, medical history, human-interest history.

The fact Ray Emery is playing professional ice hockey again is nothing short of extraordinary.

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I had no idea that his injury was that severe.  The fact that he’s back, and that he’s playing so well, is pretty amazing.

I hope he’s back for good.

Posted by Garth on 03/30/11 at 01:38 PM ET

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