No Danis (Yet), Pitlick On Crutches, Hovinen First Look

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Tyler Pitlick On Crutches, Boo. Photo courtesy of Steven Christy.

Good friend of the blog, Eric Rodgers, is at Barons practice today where the team prepares for a Thursday/Friday meet and greet and beat with the Charlotte Checkers. Via Eric:

No Danis as of yet. Hovinen and Roy in nets. Pitlick on crutches, watching practice

The fact that Danis is yet to arrive or is unavailable to practice means one of two things. Either he simply hasn’t arrived yet, or the Oilers indeed have carried him over to San Jose “just in case”. However, after clearing waivers you’d imagine the team would be obligated to send him immediately to Oklahoma City. Perhaps the Oilers found some wiggle room, so to speak, and he’s simply in transit to the Sooner State.

Tyler Pitlick on crutches is a sight worth sighing about. Now that he’s done for the year, he’s suddenly a full 1/2 season behind in the prospect race. This, ironically, is coming at a time where he desperately needed to turn some heads, make some noise, or whatever cliched terminology you use to explain getting better. Nonetheless, here’s to a speedy recovery and bounce-back off-season for Tyler.

Huge thanks to Eric for the quick update. Follow him on twitter @AHLBarons.