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#1 sundstrom

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

http://www.nj.com/de...tt_taormin.html

Defenseman Matt Taormina, who hasn't skated in a month because of a non-displaced fracture of his left ankle, may require surgery.

"We will make a decision very shortly whether he needs to have an operation," general manager Lou Lamoriello said today. "It's a non-displaced situation. We've given it all this time. It's a unique situation."


this is like paul martin again - how do they wait two months before having surgery? i'm not a doctor so perhaps this isn't a second guess thing but the devils doctors really have blown some of these injuries.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:47 PM

I read a few days ago he was going to go see a doctor this week to get the green light to skate again.

"Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said today that defenseman Matt Taormina will see the doctor later this week in hope of receiving of clearance to resume skating. Taormina has not played since suffering a high sprain of his left ankle in a Nov. 14 practice. He has been off the ice for the last four weeks following two previous attempts to start skating and subsequent setbacks."
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I guess he went and the doctor didnt have good news.

Edited by Quinn01, 19 January 2011 - 03:47 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:56 PM

Taormina was playing so well and doing so well for the Devils before this injury happened. Unfortunately it looks like another big loss for the Devils this season. The future looks good for Taormina on this team IMO. He was a rookie but he was doing the same type of plays Martin was doing on this team and the plus was that Taormina was scoring goals. The defense took another hit when he got injured.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:03 PM

Can we fire the medical staff and trainers already? Geez louise...if a regular doctor screwed up things as badly as the Devils' doctors did they'd be sued for malpractice.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:05 PM

Taormina was playing so well and doing so well for the Devils before this injury happened. Unfortunately it looks like another big loss for the Devils this season. The future looks good for Taormina on this team IMO. He was a rookie but he was doing the same type of plays Martin was doing on this team and the plus was that Taormina was scoring goals. The defense took another hit when he got injured.


Agreed. I think his impact on the team was underrated because he was a rookie. He was playing very well though offensively and solid enough defensively with tons of ice time... the team definitely missed his skills on the back end when he was hurt. If he is gone for the year as well it's a real bummer.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:06 PM

Operation should have been done months ago when he had his second set back. He could have possibly been back later in the season. Another bad move by the Devils medical staff and players here. First it was Pandolfo, then Martin, then Parise and now Taormina. WTF!
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:02 AM

He was my fav dman since greene is garbage this year
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:56 AM

Taormina was playing so well and doing so well for the Devils before this injury happened. Unfortunately it looks like another big loss for the Devils this season. The future looks good for Taormina on this team IMO. He was a rookie but he was doing the same type of plays Martin was doing on this team and the plus was that Taormina was scoring goals. The defense took another hit when he got injured.


I really didn't think he was that sound defensivley at all, his skills at the other end of the ice seem to have papered over the cracks in his game in his own end in quite a few peoples eyes.

A lot have people seem to have already forgotten how effective Martin was in his own end and moving the play from one zone to the next. Taormina has a long way to go, but he did show potential.


Operation should have been done months ago when he had his second set back. He could have possibly been back later in the season. Another bad move by the Devils medical staff and players here. First it was Pandolfo, then Martin, then Parise and now Taormina. WTF!


I don't think you can lay blame on the medical staff for Parise, he came into cam, triend to play on it and then decided he couldn't carry on. Sounds like his choice to try.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:31 PM

I really didn't think he was that sound defensivley at all, his skills at the other end of the ice seem to have papered over the cracks in his game in his own end in quite a few peoples eyes.

A lot have people seem to have already forgotten how effective Martin was in his own end and moving the play from one zone to the next. Taormina has a long way to go, but he did show potential.




I don't think you can lay blame on the medical staff for Parise, he came into cam, triend to play on it and then decided he couldn't carry on. Sounds like his choice to try.



Taormina was doing the same things Martin was and more with scoring goals. Taormina was doing well on the PP too from the point where he scored some goals. Losing Martin and for that amount of his contract was just not worth keeping. Taormina has the skills and was not doing all that bad as a rookie.

As for Parise you are right there. I blame Parise for trying when he should have just went to the doctors got an exam/x-ray and he could have had this knee surgery in the off season. parise hurt himself this season along with hurting this Devils team by missing most or all of this season.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:20 PM

Our medical staff has to be the WORST in all of pro sports!
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:25 PM

Taormina was doing the same things Martin was and more with scoring goals. Taormina was doing well on the PP too from the point where he scored some goals. Losing Martin and for that amount of his contract was just not worth keeping. Taormina has the skills and was not doing all that bad as a rookie.


He played 17 games... How was he scoring more goals? He has a better shot from the point and I look forward to seeing what he can do, but he definitely hasn't played enough to be considered an improvement over Martin.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:20 AM

He played 17 games... How was he scoring more goals? He has a better shot from the point and I look forward to seeing what he can do, but he definitely hasn't played enough to be considered an improvement over Martin.



Taormina has 3-goals, 2-assists and one of them I believe was a SHG in the 17-games which was more than what Martin was doing in those first 17-games. Taormina was doing better than Martin at the time before his injury. Taormina will be just fine and I believe he is an improvement over Martin.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:20 AM

He reminds me of another American defenseman from Michigan who was undrafted and picked up at an age older than most rookies by the Devils. :whistling:


Just sayin. :noclue:

Edited by JustinZ, 21 January 2011 - 04:20 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

TGfireandice Tom Gulitti
Devils defenseman Matt Taormina will need surgery on his left ankle.
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Taormina has two non displaced fractures. One has healed. He will have surgery Monday and is out indefinitely.




ahhhhhhhhhh dammnit

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:47 PM

It boggles the mind that he has been out for so long and they are just now discovering that he has fractures or that those fractures require surgery. I'm no doctor, but between this, Paul Martin last year and Parise this year, one has to begin to wonder.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:57 PM

non-displaced fractures, so it may have been small enough for the radiologist to miss, doctors may not have even seen the scans if the radiologist said negative.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:43 PM

I've had a non-displaced fracture of the ankle. It was a very hard to detect one, but the signs were all there (massive swelling and edema). Come on, there were two of them and this isn't some rare medical condition. Either "high ankle sprain" was Lou code or the doctors fvcked up.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:56 PM

I'm more inclined to believe that Devils Mgmt., Docs, Tao, etc. knew all along that it was a fracture. Based on this team's past history of staying tight-lipped it's not an out-of-left-field scenario.
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