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VAL-D’OR | Injured in the right eye last October 3 to face the Huskies of Rouyn-Noranda, the captain of the Drillers, David Christmas, is getting better. But he will still have to be patient before you know the date of his return to the game.
Christmas had been unlucky while the stick of the opponent had slipped under his visor to reach in the eye. It was feared the worst at the moment. A month after the incident, the defender of Quebec has resumed his classes in school, so that the blood in his eye begins to disappear little by little.
“He will meet with a specialist in Quebec city on November 23 and from that moment on, we will have good ideas [on the date of his return]. The good news is that David came back from Quebec city with us for the past week”, announced the head coach of the Drillers, Pascal Rheaume.
Because having only participated in six games with the letter “C” on his sweater this season, during which he scored three goals and registered one pass, the hope of Blues St. Louis is sorely lacking Borers. Especially on the power play where his contribution is undeniable.
“It is limited to light exercise and it does not slip. Yesterday [Tuesday], he was just walking around the arena in the stands! The doctors want to be sure that the pressure in his eye returns to normal. We would like to have it in the alignment, but wants David to return to health.
“It seems that he is back around the team. The people were happy with the review. This is our captain, and David brings something important to the team. It is there before the games, he will sit down and talk with the guy and he is there after the matches,” pointed out the new driver, whose troupe presented a record of 5-11-3 before the confrontation Wednesday night against the Remparts at the Centre Air Creebec.
Traded to the Holidays ?
At 19 years old, Christmas will be the envy of several teams ready to compete until the end, when the melting of snow begins in the next period of the transactions. If clubs are already showing interest in the former of the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François, Rhéaume, will leave his director-general, take care of this folder.
“It is in the hands of Pascal Daoust. We’ll be chatting, but it’s part of hockey. There are good ideas and there are already teams who have appeared to David. If your house is not for sale and that someone is ready to give you one and a half times what you want…”, has imaged the coach, reminding them of the contractual situation of the defender might weigh in the balance. Christmas may be eligible for a return to 20 years if he does not agree with the Blues, which would allow Drillers to rely on a veteran quality to the year of their recovery.