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Paul Mara made it to Edmonton for tonight’s game, but his equipment did not. Thus, he couldn’t dress.
Now the Habs are down a defenceman for the rest of the game after James Wisniewski took a Taylor Hall shot in the face.
Didn’t Alanis Morissette write a song about situations just like this?
The Montreal Canadiens have re-acquired Paul Mara from the Anaheim Ducks, bringing back a player who was not re-signed after last season but who did profess his interest in staying in Montreal if possible. In return, Montreal trades a 5th round pick in 2012 to Anaheim.
The 31 year old Mara has 2 points in 33 games this year. Here’s the press release:
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
“I’m not going to let him fight,” Mara said. “He might be mad at me. I don’t know who’s mad at me. We need him on the ice. We don’t need him out.”
Mara’s decision might have also been influenced by Andy Sutton breaking his right thumb Friday when he was punching Detroit defenseman Ruslan Salei.
“[What if] Getzy goes out there and pummels him and breaks his hand and is out for eight weeks,” Mara said. “That’s not what we need. We need him on the ice. He’s not going to fight.”
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Paul Mara to a one-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Mara, 31 (9/7/79), appeared in 42 games for the Montreal Canadiens last season, collecting 0-8=8 points with 48 penalty minutes (PIM). He suffered a shoulder injury on Jan. 22 at New Jersey and subsequently missed the final 30 games of the regular season. In 2008-09 with the New York Rangers, Mara recorded 5-16=21 points in 76 contests, ranking fourth among club defensemen in points. He appeared in his 600th career NHL contest on Dec. 23, 2008 vs. the Washington Capitals.
added 7:11pm, From a Ducks press release…
Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman experienced an acute episode of double vision last week. Lydman has since undergone a battery of tests, which have ruled out most major medical concerns but have not identified the cause of the problem. Lydman is still experiencing some slight residual symptoms and will not be able to train/skate until the problem is diagnosed and his series of medical tests are complete.
“Our top priority is Toni’s health,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Toni is feeling much better this week and we are encouraged by the results of his recent tests. However, we will proceed with caution until we can identify the source of the problem.”
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of defenseman Paul Mara to a one-year contract for the 2009-10 season. As per Club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Paul Mara will bring size and experience to our group of defensemen. He can contribute to all facets of the game”, said Bob Gainey.
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
So it turns out yesterday’s 5-2 Garden loss to the Flyers was not the most damaging of the day for the Rangers.
Because the Blueshirts also lost Paul Mara, who for the bulk of the season has been the team’s best and most inspirational defenseman, when his right shoulder popped out as he tried to throw a punch while fighting with Aaron Asham, 6:14 into the third period.
via Rangers Report,
Also, just received a text message from Paul Mara who said he has re-signed with the Rangers. More on terms in a bit.
from Blue Notes at Newsday,
Paul Mara is undergoing surgery for broken facial bones today and is expected to be sidelined for two weeks.
Mara was hammered in a helmet-to-helmet hit by the Sabres’ Pat Kaleta on Saturday in the first period and didn’t return.