Jack Johnson was especially sorry to see Modry go. The rookie had been paired with Modry or Rob Blake all season. Now Modry is gone and Blake could also go in the next week, before he returns from injury.
“Obviously, it was kind of disappointing that Mo’ had to go,” Johnson said. “He was a great partner for me. I really learned a lot from him. I really admired his patience with the puck. He was always calm and never panicked. I think that was able to rub off a little bit on me when I played with him. Hopefully I can carry some of Modry with me the rest of my career.
“Hopefully he can make the playoffs now and win, and Ill be cheering for him.”