Morrow Out Indefinitely

by Chelsea

Us SHR girls went to practice this morning. For having just lost a game 6-3 and running through a good amount of grinding drills, the players seemed surprisingly upbeat. Mark Parrish was chatty, Marty Turco was smiling and his usual social self, Joel Lundqvist and Ralph Strangis made surprise appearances, and Brad Richards did not in fact seem to be on the verge of tears. 

So, I get home to my trusted Mac intending to write a cheerful “Off Ice points for everyone!” practice update and a quick game review. Instead, there is this heart breaking news to share:

The Dallas Stars announced today that the left wing Brenden Morrow is out indefinitely with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will require surgery. He is expected to miss up to six months. The club also recalled right wing Landon Wilson from Grand Rapids (AHL). 

“We are obviously very disappointed to hear the news about Brenden’s knee,” said Co-General Manager Les Jackson. “As our captain, he will obviously be missed, but we have every assurance that he can and will come back from this injury at 100 percent. There is a lot of hockey left to be played this season, and we are confident our team will rally together and keep pushing.”
The rest of the release is here.
Six months is the entire season, and that includes the post season. Even if his recovery goes extremely well, the chances of him coming back before the end of the regular season seem very slim. Nobody wants him to push himself to that point anyway, really. 
If anyone has a video of the incident in which he was hurt, or even knows the full reason, that’d be great. All I actually know is that he limped off the ice 6-7 minutes before the game ended last night, and wasn’t to be seen at practice this morning. 
 
Its a little hard to imagine the entire season without Morrow. I’m sure he’s even more broken over not being able to be there for his team than we are at him being hurt. Since he’s become captain, he’s missed half of a season due to severed wrist tendons, last year’s playoff run, and now again missing the majority of the season. In a painful coincidence, both season-ending injuries came during losses to the Chicago Blackhawks. 

In other injury-related news, Lundqvist was not wearing the sling that’s been supporting his injured shoulder, but instead appeared to be carrying it. He mentioned to someone that he was feeling a little better. However, he’s still a long ways off, not even skating in practice yet. No Lehtinen either.

I really hope the Stars players aren’t as ready to throw in the towel and call it a rebuilding/draft pick season as the fans are. 

Best wishes and get well soon, Morrow. 😦

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4 Comments to “Morrow Out Indefinitely”

  1. As soon as I saw the news, I was like “you fucking Chicago Blackhawks”

    I am now petitioning that when he is healthy, Brenden is to be a healthy scratch those 4 games of the season. I can not go through this a third time.

  2. I’ll sign that petition. x100.

  3. I’ll sign it too. and I’ll force every one I know to sign it.

    At this point, I’d like to go throught the ENTIRE Stars organization, screaming “get it the F*ck together.

    What bothers me the most is when someone says, what’s the problem. They’re all like “problem, what problem. Everything’s peachy”…

  4. I’d like to think they’re addressing the problems behind closed doors, and just trying to put on a (relatively) happy face for the public. Otherwise, these people need a serious reality check.

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