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08:29 AM ET 11.16 | Even during the lockout, there are injury scares, both to players overseas and, in the case of Red Wings forward prospect Marek Tvrdon, in junior hockey. [Tvrdon] is out for the season due to a blood clot in his left shoulder, but was relieved to learn it is not a career-ending condition. Tvrdon, 19, is expected to be able to begin his pro career with the Grand Rapids Griffins next season. Tvrdon, the leading scorer for the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, had a procedure Monday to remove the clot. "I was really scared when the doctor say I can maybe never play hockey anymore," Tvrdon told the Vancouver Sun. "The Detroit Red Wings were scared. My agent was scared. Now I feel better because they tell me I can still play hockey."

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Mike Babcock, Icon Sports Mike Babcock, Icon Sports
November 16, 2012  09:24 AM ET

I've seen this kid play and I like his style (even if he is a Wings prospect).

It's terrifying to have anyone tell you you cannot do something you are passionate about because of a medical condition. Thankfully in this case it can be treated, he should thank his lucky stars, not everyone is so lucky and from all appearances that's what he is doing, it's rare to see that form of humility anymore.

here's to a speedy recovery!

November 16, 2012  09:48 AM ET

I've seen him play too and like him (especially since he's a Wings prospect).

Maybe while he has time during rehab he can buy a vowel?

November 16, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Judging by the picture, even Mike Babcock thinks that that stinks.

November 16, 2012  10:14 AM ET

I think everyone is out for the season.

November 16, 2012  10:30 AM ET

How do you pronounce Tvrdon? ;)

November 16, 2012  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think everyone is out for the season.

Not juniors and the AHL.

November 16, 2012  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How do you pronounce Tvrdon? ;)

Thankfully the 'v' is not a 'u' he would have had to fight his way thru school.

November 16, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Thankfully the 'v' is not a 'u' he would have had to fight his way thru school.

And make him a Cleveland fan?

November 16, 2012  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

How do you pronounce Tvrdon? ;)

I was wondering the same exact thing

November 16, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

And make him a Cleveland fan?

fan of the Steamer?

November 16, 2012  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

fan of the Steamer?

GO BROWNS!

November 16, 2012  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

GO BROWNS!

Cleveland Steamers?

November 16, 2012  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Thankfully the 'v' is not a 'u' he would have had to fight his way thru school.

LOL!

It would have built character.

November 16, 2012  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

GO BROWNS!

The worst sports team name ever.

November 16, 2012  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The worst sports team name ever.

Paul Brown was the egotistical owner.

November 16, 2012  02:06 PM ET
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Paul Brown was the egotistical owner.

Yep. Can you imagine how funny it would be if each team named themselves after their owners? ;)

 
November 16, 2012  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Judging by the picture, even Mike Babcock thinks that that stinks.

That's Mikes smile!
You should see his frown.

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