Canadiens head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend (right) with assistant Nick Addey-Jibb in the team’s Bell Centre clinic last Tuesday afternoon.
Two-part feature on Canadiens head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend, who on Tuesday night will mark his 1,000th game in the NHL – all with the Canadiens.
A great quote from Graham when I asked him whether he and his medical team are now doing more repair work than preventive work with the players:
‘We’re definitely doing a lot of body work and patching up, there are a lot of dents and bumps and bruises we’re dealing with. Guys are breaking down more. It’s time for an oil change because they’ve put the mileage in. We have a lot of guys with muscle strains, sorenesses and pains and aches that go with already having played 70-plus games. We’re kind of doing a bit of preventive work because we don’t want them to totally beak down, patching them up and trying to maintain their intensity level to participate at a high level of play.”