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Carcillo returns after year-long absence, injures leg

Jan 19, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

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After undergoing knee surgery to repair his ACL and waiting for the lockout to end, Daniel Carcillo finally got to play in an NHL game on Saturday for the first time since Jan. 2, 2011. He logged 6:33 minutes and is already back on the sidelines, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Carcillo sustained a leg injury in Chicago’s 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

“Danny is going to miss some time here,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “We’ll know more exactly about the time frame by (Sunday).”

Before the game began, Carcillo told CSN Chicago that his year-long absence was “a good reflection period. And it was good to grow physically and mentally.”

Carcillo was given a golden opportunity, opening the season on a line Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. Carcillo registered an assist on Hossa’s goal before being forced to the sidelines.

  1. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Good

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      Diver, fake tough guy, loud mouth punk who runs his mouth in the playoffs when he’s a 4th liner who is lucky to get 10 mins a game.

      When he’s out of hockey he won’t be missed
      Waste of a roster spot

      #Truthhurts

  2. dkphilly1122 - Jan 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Car Bomb is always exciting to watch!!

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      I love watching guys pretend they got speared in the chest and fall down in pain and agony. I also find it exciting watching a guy not try to fight a guy until the refs get the to “hold him back”. The best and most exciting is when a real tough guy wants him and he can’t find the bench quick enough.

      Definitely exciting to watch if you’re a fan of the other team.

      • flyersphan28 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:28 AM

        i would honestly love to see you say any of theses words to his face if you had the opportunity. he has already achieved more in his life then you prolly ever will considering you sitting here trolling on a website about a player just bashing him because your obviously so envious of him. its quite pathetic. he has a role, and he plays great in it

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        Id control and dominate Carcillo at will anywhere on this planet with the exception of being on the ice with skates on.

        And welcome to sports lil boy, where it’s a common occurrence where players are judged and placed under microscopes by the minute. It’s not envy telling the truth about players, it’s being honest and real. You sound like a butthurt lil boy who loves his meaningless AHL talent level Danny Carcillo who has the respect of nobody in this league except pathetic lil boys from Philly.

        And no, he doesn’t play it great, he sucks, he doesn’t get ice time because he sucks and takes bad PIM’s and talks too much without backing any of it up and his teammates have to cover for him too much.

        Try watching hockey sometimes, its a great sport.

  3. drewsylvania - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Given the stupid crap he’s pulled, I’m not happy he’s back.

  4. esracerx46 - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Good. Would much rather see jeremy morin, brandon saad, or kyle beach. All 3 have more skill than him.

    • charliereno - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      Saad will be better than Carbomb in time. Morin and Beach? Are you drunk? Because putting Beach in any sentence, and following it with ‘is better than’, makes me think that you’re drunk.

      Go ‘Hawks.

  5. charliereno - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Not happy about this, and Carcillo’s haters are the same people that would love to have him if he was on their team. Carbomb can be maddening at times, but make absolutely jaw-dropping plays at others for a guy only seen as a ‘goon’. I’d really like to see him come back and balance skill with thuggery, and even place more emphasis on the former rather than the latter (for once). I love his aggressiveness (not his dumbassery), and hope he gets well soon.

    • sfbookreviews - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      ” Carcillo’s haters are the same people that would love to have him if he was on their team.”

      Wrong. I’m incredibly happy the Pens sent him packing back when. Good riddance.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM

      This guy is a clown of the biggest degree. He belongs in the same class of Ott, Avery etc

      • flyersphan28 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:31 AM

        all have roles for there team and excel at it, so quit hating on them

      • hockeyflow33 - Jan 20, 2013 at 10:35 PM

        No, standup guys will fight.

  6. flyersphan28 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    ill never forget the OT winner he had for the flyers in the playoffs, i miss carbomb but i like rinaldo better considering hes cheaper on the cap and just as effective except he doesnt have the flashes of mind boggling skill carcillo has at times

  7. pone27 - Jan 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    As a Hawks fan, i have no problem with this guy out again.

    Carcillo shouldn’t even be seeing top 6 Forward time on this roster.

    Not for nothing, Carcillo brings speed and aggression, but the penalties he takes are the worst.

    Keep this guy off the roster. Clearly do not need him

  8. jpat2424 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Misterchain. Shut your mouth before I slap the $hit out of it. Your just some punk that hides behind your computer. You don’t know anything about hockey.

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