By Chris Block
The best news to come out of the weekend from an IceHogs’ perspective is that the injury Alexander Salak suffered in Friday night’s loss to Lake Erie is not nearly as bad as first appeared.
Salak was making an innocent looking stop twenty seconds into the second period when he flattened out on the ice favoring his left leg. It did not appear that any other player made significant contact with Salak.
After a couple minutes, teammates helped Salak across the ice to an awaiting stretcher and he was rolled to the trainer’s room. Upon getting up, Salak could put no weight at all on the leg.
Asked for a status on Salak 24 hours later, coach Ted Dent had a positive update.
“He’s just day-to-day. I don’t think it’s too serious.”
A source confirms Salak does not have a knee injury. It is a sprain to another part of the leg.