Update: Khan(!) reports that Eaves will have surgery on his jaw on Monday and will likely be out 6-8 weeks. Ken Holland is basing this timeline on how long Stuart and Cleary were out after similar injuries.
Just a quick update as we don't know the amount of time he'll be out, but wanted to get this info out to you all. I was really worried about his injury. Mickey Redmond and Larry Murphy seemed very concerned, so I was, too.
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I am Chrissy friend that refers to him as Beautiful Eyes. Im man enough to admit that Eaves has beautiful eyes lol As for the puck to the head, it was extremely horrible to watch (via replay) this unfold. Kudos to Josi for coming over and showing some sportsmanship, you dont see enough of that in the NHL anymore.
@ChrissyKraceva Heh well I am used to getting misunderstood so it doesn't bother me. I just make sure it gets corrected so I don't offend anyone on accident :)
Lets all hope he is about as long as cleary and stuart were when they had their jaw fixed.
That was incredibly scary to watch, I saw blood and Beautiful Eyes just collapse and then him writhing in pain on the ice. And Nashville's reaction and that some of their players (Rinne and Josi who clearly felt awful about it) going over to check on him makes me respect that team a whole lot. And Ken and Mickey could not get the same enthusiasm back to call the rest of the game, they sounded incredibly somber. I hope that it isn't a serious break and we get him back soon...
@ChrissyKraceva Ya and the way he fell down made it look far worse than it was. The first good sign that he was not knocked out was him writhing in pain. Although not good to watch it was still great to know he was conscious. The second and greatest sign he was okay was him getting up onto the stretcher on his own. He did need a little help but he still did it himself.
Detroit fans always give the players recognition to those who sacrifice for the team. So the chant was not too surprising but was great none the less. And as I said in an earlier post I thing that what Josi did was the kind of sportsmanship that everyone should have. His face said everything and he looked like he wanted to get closer the entire time. And because it was another team he didn't know what he could do. He was hesitant to skate over there but he wanted to which made his reaction even more respectable. I kind of felt bad for him because he looks petrified the entire time.
As for the Ken and Mick statement I have one thing to say to that and that is the fact that there was only like 1:30 or so left in the game. So I am sure that played into the fact they did not get fully back into the game.
@Red_Wings-Devilmasta oh, I understood all of that, I just hate anyone going down and staying down on the ice like that, especially a Wing. And the Ken and Mick thing just stuck out because they struggled to find anything to say for a second. And then my room mate came in and asked if we won and wondered why I wasn't as happy as I normally am about a win. It was just a bittersweet end to the game.
@ChrissyKraceva not sure if I came off wrong , I just was giving my opinion or word. I felt the same way. My hand went immediately to my mouth. My mind even said "those may be muscle spasms and he isn't really conscious." So it is just great news that he is with a broken jaw because the way he went down made it seem far worse.
He was playing very well too so yes it was a great game with a hard ending.