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The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek believes that the recent re-signings of players like Daniel Cleary and Nazem Kadri, combined with last year's relatively painless re-signings of training camp "hold-outs" like P.K. Subban and the relatively few numbers of holdouts this year illustrate the fact that extended holdouts--which used to be the one and only way for high-profile players to earn the big bucks they seek from reluctant rights-holders--just aren't the way of the contract-negotiating CBA beast anymore:
Cody Hodgson re-upped last Wednesday with the Buffalo Sabres, there remain just a handful of unsigned players out there as NHL training camps opened with the first on-ice workouts Thursday.
Derek Stepan hasn’t come to terms with the New York Rangers. Also, the Leafs and Ottawa Senators are negotiating hard with Cody Franson and Jared Cowan, respectively, and the St. Louis Blues appear headed toward a showdown with their best player, Alex Pietrangelo.
But that’s it. Compare that to how things were in the 1990s, when it seemed every team had two or three annual contract skirmishes.
via Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Cleary was hit in the ankle by a shot from teammate Brad Stuart with 11:18 to play in the third period. Cleary returned shortly after to play on the power play and played another shift as well.
He was limping badly after the game.
“It’s broken,’’ Cleary said. “A month at least.’‘
Cleary said it’s a non-displaced fracture that won’t require surgery. He’ll be put in a walking cast and will remain with the team for the rest of the three-game road trip.
“It hurt. I was hoping (it was) a bad bruise,’’ Cleary said. “I didn’t know what was going on. It was sore. I knew after the game something was wrong.’‘
Cleary was well on his way to his best season. He scored his team-leading 16th goal in the first period. That’s one more than he scored all of last season.
“I’m real upset about it,’’ Cleary said. “Four, five weeks, make sure I get back to playing the way I was.’‘
The Red Wings recalled forward Jan Mursak from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Mursak will make his NHL debut Monday night in Colorado.
added 12:16am on 12/27/10, watch how Cleary broke his ankle below…