Gauthier’s foot

As previously posted, Denis Gauthier suffered a right foot injury when he blocked a shot in the third period yesterday. Gauthier will have a MRI on Monday, but he’s already walking around with a soft boot on his foot. Here’s what Gauthier said about the injury and the nature of how it happened…

GAUTHIER: “There was a lot of swelling today so they immobilized it and we’ll see what happens. We’re going to get a MRI tomorrow, so we’ll be able to know how bad it is. Hopefully how good it is. … It felt a little (worse) than usual. Most defensemen block a million of those in their careers, so it’s just part of the job. You take the pain and it doesn’t change the way you play. That’s what we’ve got to do. We’ve got to help out and play good defense and block as many shots as we can. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing. It can happen any time. Sometimes you see (the shot) and sometimes you don’t. This time, I just happened to position myself in the right spot and the guy had a lot of time to take the shot. He took a couple steps and was able to get a lot on that shot.”

And here’s Terry Murray, talking about Gauthier’s status, the probability that he could return to the lineup soon and who might take his place if he can’t play…

MURRAY: “He’s got quite a bit of swelling. I was talking to him before the practice and looked at his foot. He’s got some swelling and, I don’t know, I doubt it. I don’t know. We’ll get some doctor information tomorrow. … Harrold would be the guy going in. We have six defensemen here who are healthy and ready to go. … Even if (Gauthier) is out, I don’t think there’s going to be a need to call anyone up. So we’ll just get Peter in. He played well in his last game, and we’ll let him go.”

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  • Jargon

    It’s a little unsettling that he says that it was worse than usual. Does that mean that he has a constant bad feeling in his foot that just got worse?

  • anthony

    That’s OK give Gauthier plenty of rest to heel that precious foot. Try a seven month rest.
    we wouldn’t want to rush him back into the lineup only to have it re-injured again. Now would we?

  • Josh

    yay?

  • Nick

    Jargon,

    I’d imagine he means it just feels worse than the other times he’s taken a shot off of that foot.

  • Anonymous

    We will be better without him.

  • Anonymous

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say the team is going to miss Gauthier. He’s played almost every game…he does have size…they will miss his size more…I do have faith tho…these guys are loving to win.

  • Bill

    You don’t want to see any player get hurt, regardless of the team they play for. That being said, I won’t miss him and believe the defense will only be better while he’s out.