Light NHL Night, Klotz to Continue to Fight
A nine game slate on Thursday only resulted in three total fights. Bryce Salvador started things off last night, turning in an impressive performance against Shawn Thornton in the first period of Devils-Bruins. They were followed by Chris Thorburn and Tim Jackman, who fought to a draw in Thrashers-Isles. With helmet off, Thorburn looked like he had a little Mark Fidrych in him.
Klotz: “I know the risks”
Garrett Klotz, who seized after a fight with Kevin Westgarth over the weekend, spoke with the media for the first time since being released from the hospital. He made his stance on fighting in hockey quite clear:
“I know the risks that I’m taking when I go out there and I’m willing to take that risk,” Klotz told reporters. “It’s not too often that this happens.”
“It’s part of the game and it always has been part of the game. It keeps things on an even basis out there from guys taking cheap shots and running around out there being stupid.”
Klotz is expected to resume skating this weekend. It is unknown when he will be cleared to play again.
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