CALGARY — “That was a scary moment.”
Bob Boughner was every San Jose Sharks fans last night, when Timo Meier’s knee buckled after tangling with Rasmus Andersson on the forecheck.
Timo Meier limps to the locker room after a collision near the boards pic.twitter.com/FKgvjzh5Uz
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Meier’s injury clouded what should have been joyous 4-3 comeback victory over the Pacific Division-leading Calgary Flames.
“I just saw him down the hall, putting a little weight on it. That’s the only good news I could possibly say,” Boughner shared after the game. “They’re doing a scan and some pictures just to double-check everything.”
Safe to say — disaster averted for the San Jose Sharks.
This morning, Boughner relayed some great news: “He’s feeling better today. All of the tests came back negative for any structural wrong in the knee. It was more of a nerve thing. He’s walking around today, not going on the ice, but I expect him to be available tomorrow.”
Even if Timo Meier isn’t available tomorrow for their match-up with the Edmonton Oilers — San Jose called up Lane Pederson on an emergency basis just in case — considering how bad it could’ve been, Sharks nation should breathe a collective sigh of relief that their leading scorer avoided catastrophic injury.
We’ve written plenty about how important the 25-year-old winger is to the San Jose Sharks’ offense in this space. Timo Meier leads the Sharks in goals, points, power play goals, game-winning goals, and shots. He is, no exaggeration, the focal point of the San Jose offense.
“He’s our offensive leader and for a team that struggles sometimes to find some offense,” Boughner acknowledged, “that would have been a major blow.”
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