Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Canadiens Hall of Famer Elmer Lach, who broke a hip a day ago while shovelling his back deck. At age 93.
(Check out this shot from the 1940s: Elmer helping the Forum ice crew.)
Elegant Elmer broke more bones in his body during his hardrock career than he can count. This is just the latest for the Canadiens’ oldest living player. Here’s hoping we see you up and around soon, Elmer. And hire a kid to shovel your driveway, will you?!
(A by-the-way: Elmer shovels and does chores around the house because he wants to. Stubborn as a mule, he is. Has been his whole life!)