Canadiens centreman Glen Metropolit got the word from his team’s medical staff this morning: six to eight weeks on the sidelines with his separated left shoulder.
“I kinda wanted to call bull—- on six to eight weeks,” Metropolit told Inside/Out Tuesday night. “It is what they said, but right then I wanted to get to work and prove everyone wrong, prove that I’m not going to be out that long.”
Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin declared earlier in the day that his veteran centreman is lost at least through the end of the regular season, and that additional testing is to be done this week. But Metropolit is eager to prove the forecast wrong, saying he’ll use acupuncture, a hyperbaric chamber, pretty much anything to speed the healing process.
• Here’s the story on Metro and his desire to be back much sooner than later.