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April 30, 2008

Rangers forward Avery Hospitalized: Sean Avery suffers a lacerated spleen in Tuesday's loss to the Pens and is out of the playoffs.

posted by captaincavegirl to hockey at 12:11 PM - 19 comments

Was it a hit, or a spear? Anything that stood out to someone watching? 2 points for debo.

posted by BoKnows at 12:20 PM on April 30

I've been trying to figure out when it happened but haven't seen anything as of yet. According to the article on the NHL's website, the Rangers don't know when it happened so apparently it's nothing obvious. The article I linked to states that he was unconscious and not breathing when he arrived at the hospital at 3am, the NHL's article states that the Rangers say he walked in on his own; talk about two different versions of a story. I guess we'll be waiting a bit for accurate details.

posted by captaincavegirl at 12:29 PM on April 30

Thanks for keeping the score. I guess Bo does know. Looked like a clean shot he took. As much as I hate him, he did finish the game. Pens eye another sweep. I HAVE A QUESTION AND THIS IS THE CROWD TO ASK. Has anyone ever won the cup in 16 games(4 series sweeps)

posted by Debo270 at 12:47 PM on April 30

Yeah, Avery may be a bit of an idiot, what with the stick waving in front of the goalie that precipitated a rule change in mid-playoffs, but I hope he gets better soon.

posted by NerfballPro at 12:58 PM on April 30

Does anyone know what happened? I can't remember anything from the game that looked horrible. Amazing he finished the game.

posted by Consurfus at 01:23 PM on April 30

Cant believe you all missed when this happened. Gary Roberts lacerated Avery's spleen with his mind. Gary has powers.

posted by Debo270 at 02:02 PM on April 30

karma is a bitch.

posted by gnutron at 02:18 PM on April 30

All I can to say to this is YIKES!

posted by Drood at 02:22 PM on April 30

Avery may be one of my least favorite players in the history of the game, but I definitely wish him a full recovery. That's gotta be scary as hell, whether the unconcious story or the walking under his own power story is the real one. But gnutron's right, sometimes karma will bite you in the ass.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:49 PM on April 30

He did get rocked at one point and flipped over. I hope he recovers to further annoy everyone in the league.

posted by Steel_Town at 03:00 PM on April 30

* Let's Go Flyers!!

posted by GoBirds at 03:05 PM on April 30

Hopefully Avery makes a full recovery. Lucky for him it doesn't look like his absence will hurt the Rangers for very long. I look forward to seeing him back on the ice as I for one find him entertaining.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:31 PM on April 30

I look forward to seeing him back on the ice as I for one find him entertaining. I'll second that. I enjoy watching that little punk-ass too.

posted by captaincavegirl at 05:22 PM on April 30

How the HELL do you lacerate a spleen?

posted by brandy at 10:52 PM on April 30

Playing hockey apparently.

posted by Drood at 03:09 AM on May 01

How the HELL do you lacerate a spleen? This is the second time I've heard of a player lacerating their spleen during an NHL game. Peter Forsberg had to have his spleen removed after helping the Avalanche knocking off the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, missing the rest of the 2001 playoffs and all of the 2002 season.

posted by grum@work at 11:50 AM on May 01

How the HELL do you lacerate a spleen? This is the second time I've heard of a player lacerating their spleen during an NHL game. Peter Forsberg had to have his spleen removed after helping the Avalanche knocking off the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, missing the rest of the 2001 playoffs and all of the 2002 season. Didn't Nik Borschevsky have some sort of spleen issue when he was with the Leafs?

posted by tommytrump at 12:53 PM on May 01

Didn't Nik Borschevsky have some sort of spleen issue when he was with the Leafs? Nik Borschevsky de-spleened an entire generation of Detroit Red Wings fans back when the Leafs and Wings played more than once every other year (seriously, WTF is up with that?) and actually met up from time to time in the playoffs. I recall after that game that the local punditry (and probably Don Cherry, for that matter) said that Niklas Lidstrom's defensive gaffe on that goal (and probably his positional, rather than physical, style of play) showed that Europeans did not have what it took to be NHL defensemen.

posted by holden at 02:42 PM on May 01

I recall after that game that the local punditry (and probably Don Cherry, for that matter) said that Niklas Lidstrom's defensive gaffe on that goal (and probably his positional, rather than physical, style of play) showed that Europeans did not have what it took to be NHL defensemen. Lidstrom had fairly decent numbers prior to that game: 164 games, 18 goals, 83 helpers, +43. Including 11 G, 49 A, and at +36 in his rookie year. Sounds like whoever said that was just down on Lidstrom's "sophomore slump". Stats.

posted by BoKnows at 02:53 PM on May 01

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