Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/23/12 at 12:47 PM ET
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
As of last week, former Blue Jackets left winger Kristian Huselius still had not been medically cleared following an injury he suffered last December. But a stranger situation developed this summer, when Huselius stopped returning the Blue Jackets phone calls or other attempts to reach him….
In a story published today in Sweden’s Aftenbladet, Huselius said he was forced to return to the Blue Jackets’ lineup last season before his body was ready for the rigors of NHL play.Here is his direct quote, translated from Swedish to English via Bing! translator.
“I had not a single practice with the team before coming back,” Huselius said. “I had one game to get acclimated. Then I went into (the next) NHL game and played 21 minutes. I think they acted wrong against me. My groin broke in the second game. I had not built up muscle mass and was not fit or ready to play.
“Columbus was in a vulnerable position and was out of playoffs. Perhaps it was this situation that made that they wanted to bet everything on one card.“s.
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