Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record was able to speak with Glen Sather about Rick Nash's medical treatment with HC Davos...
"[Nash] knew where he was going, he’d been there before [during the 2004-05 lockout] so I’m sure he knows their medical people are good. I’m sure they’re giving him all the treatment that he needs."
...this is something that would freak me out if I was the Rangers. Not only is their prized free agent aquisition injured from playing in the Swiss league, but Blueshirts doctors can't even evaluate him because of the lockout. Let's hope the doctors in this league are better than those in the KHL.
Here's more from Sather on locked out players getting injured overseas...
"It’s no different playing over there than playing here because here you can get hurt playing in the American League (AHL) or you can get hurt playing junior. I don’t think it’s a huge risk for anyone to play."
...while I completely agree with Sather here, it does bother me to see Nash getting injured for another team. If he hurt himself while playing for the Rangers, while being upset about it, I wouldn't have the same anger. Effin Bettman.
i wouldn't worry about the medical staff in Switzerland...if it was Russia, that would be another story.
@TheNYRBlog Cant really see why their doctors would be worse than the Rangers medical team. So, don't worry Kevin!
@TheNYRBlog the question is will he be ready for training camp next season when the league resumes play?
@TheNYRBlog I'm sure Sather isn't worried because #NYR aren't going to be playing anytime soon. #endthelockout
@cb1 Yeah, even in the Cherpanov case, it wasn't so much a problem of inferior medical attention as it was inferior facilities. They didn't have equipment they needed, and they had cut the med staff early to save some money.
@edlofgren I just get concerned about overseas doctors after the KHL medical team issues with Cheropanov.
@chrisoaks2007 I think he's headed to Sweden soon to see family. I'm sure he'll meet with Frolunda officials then. Probably by November.