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Carlyle: Komisarek’s regrettable actions got him a fiberglass chip in the eye

Jan 29, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek will miss Tuesday’s game against Buffalo with a freak injury.

A freak injury wrapped in mystery.

Covered in secret sauce.

See, according to Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle, Komisarek got a fiberglass chip in his eye following Monday’s practice doing something he regrets.

Carlyle wouldn’t elaborate on what the regrettable actions were, so we’re left to assume Komisarek was doing renovations to the Leafs’ dressing room (without wearing the appropriate protective eye-wear.)

That, or any other number of fiberglass-related activities.

TSN’s Jonas Siegel reports the “freak” injury resulted in Komisarek getting a suture. As far as his future health goes, the 31-year-old is currently listed as day-to-day.

The injury couldn’t come at a worse time for Komisarek, who has played reasonably well this season despite being tagged as one of the NHL’s likeliest compliance buyout candidates.

He’s appeared in three games for Toronto, posting a plus-two rating while averaging over 15 minutes a night. He also finished plus-3 in the Leafs’ biggest win of the year, a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh last week.

Update: Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star and Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun both speculate the fiberglass chip was a result of Komisarek smashing his stick.

  1. jaybird22seven - Jan 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Call up Morgan Reilley

  2. beergold - Jan 29, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Everything about the Laffs “is regrettable”!

  3. ballistictrajectory - Jan 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    One of my favorite NHL moments was the epic beatdown he received from Lucic whilst wearing a Habs sweater.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jan 29, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      I believe that also qualifies as “regrettable”.

    • sunderlanding - Jan 29, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      My fav was when Colton Orr broke Lucic’s nose, and he got so scared he asked the officials to break up the fight. Lucic is a poor man’s tough guy and a bully.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jan 29, 2013 at 5:01 PM

        A bully? Take your purse and head back to your PTA meeting to discuss why keeping score is bad for kids.

        People like you ruin the game.

      • mcmurphy22 - Jan 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        I know our opinions mean a lot….but I think Lucic was voted toughest layer in the league…by the players. Also a top line forward.

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