Posted February 15, 2018 07:10:17When a player is injured it becomes a distraction to the rest of the team and the fans.
It becomes a negative issue.
I think the league has a responsibility to try and bring those guys back and get them on the ice again.
That was the message from the medical staff.
The league has to be clear with players, it has to put them on notice that they need to come back on the game and play well.
If you don’t do that, then you can’t blame the player.
It’s just one of those things.
The players need to know that, that if they can’t come back and play, it’s because they’re not ready and we need to make sure we’re able to do it again.