Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/20/09 at 08:27 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
How does a player start his season with 11 points in 10 games and barely get noticed around the league?
By playing on a team with Alex Ovechkin, Alex Semin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green, that’s how.
Sorry Tomas Fleischmann, but you’re getting some national recognition now from ESPN.com.
“It’s OK, you can keep it quiet,” the Capitals forward said on the phone from Washington, laughing all the while.
He can afford to laugh. A few months ago, he was told his career might be over. Doctors discovered a blood clot in his leg after he returned home to his native Czech Republic following last season, a condition likely worsened by the long flight home.
“We are lucky we caught it, I was in danger,” said Fleischmann.
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