Originally Posted by Gotlaid
I dunno I think his injury status is a bit of an exaggeration. He doesn't really get hurt "a lot" and when he did get hurt it wasn't "knick-knack" injuries... In the last 4 years he's really been only hurt twice... 09-10, he had a serious ankle sprain and caused him to miss 16 games and possibly the Olympics... Once again, I don't know if I'd classify that as a BAB injury, or a serious one. The second in 10-11, he decided to play frisbee with a puck like a dog and catch with his face instead of hands after taking a shot from Shane Doan. That shattered his orbital bone and caused sinus fractures. Once again I wouldn't classify that as a BAB injury, more of a freak accident than a BAB injury...
Like I said, he's shown us a bit of everything. Would you be shocked if he missed 15+ games in each of the next four seasons? Would you be shocked if he missed none? I'm prepared for anything. Just know that his playing style puts him in the line of fire and IF he's going the way of Gomez its going to be because of injuries.