He's a physical player and intimidating.
We've improved on defence immensely and we've improved our center ice immensely. What that translates to, I don't know.
We felt that he has been a really good goal scorer in the National Hockey League, has good speed and is a skilled hockey player. Losing Kapanen for at least two months leaves us shallow at forward, so we thought that getting a player like Savage would really help our team.
We felt that [Savage] has been a really good scorer in the National Hockey League, has good speed and is a skilled hockey player.
Sami last week had a collision with one of our players when they were fooling around. He hurt his shoulder and had an MRI performed on him yesterday. The results were that he's got a slap tear, they call that, and a partial thickness tear of his rotator cuff. He'll have surgery early next week, and will miss approximately 10 weeks from the date of surgery.
I think they?re going to call the interference penalties, but I?m not sure it needs to be called as tight as it is right now.
It's no different than having an injury. He's strong enough to ask the Players' Association and the league for assistance. So let's get him the help he needs and get on with his life.