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Doan, like The Terminator, says, ‘I’ll be back’

Dec 15, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

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Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan has been out since December 4 with an illness.

It’s not the flu and neither the team nor the player are saying just what it is that’s knocked him out of action, but as Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona reports, Doan is itching to get back and sounds a little bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger when discussing it.

“It’s going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back,” Doan said. “Hopefully sooner than later.”

Apparently he’s ill with Terminator-itis.

Doan has dealt with a fever, headaches, and other aches and pains while he’s been out. That kind of sounds like the flu, but if it’s keeping a professional athlete off the ice, it’s got to be more than that.

While he’s missed four games since going out with this bug, the Coyotes have won two out of four and earn points in three games. That’s a good enough run to let Doan be patient about returning.

If he starts saying, “Hasta la vista, baby,” to sign off post-game interviews, however, we should all get nervous.

  1. wishingtonredslur - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Withdrawal?

  2. patthehockeyfan - Dec 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    I’m not a big fan of Doan; but, I don’t wish anyone ill. I hope he recovers and is back on the ice soon.

    • blomfeld - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM

      I CONCUR …

      despite the fact that Doan is the one who ‘maliciously’ attacked us in the handshake lineup at the conclusion of the 2012 WC, I’m nonetheless obliged by my ‘values’ to wish this man well … and I therefore also hope that this man can recover from his illness post haste … God willing.

  3. proudliberal85392 - Dec 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    wishingtonredslur, the guy is ill. Try not to reconfirm your status as a jackass.

  4. fiddytucker - Dec 15, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Nice to hate on someone for being ill…. Just don’t get it.

    • blomfeld - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      Proudliberal, Federaltucker and others …

      ‘Stand Down’ from your anger friends … just his handle ‘Wishingtonredslur’ alone, probably tells us all we need to know about him eh ? … anyway, let us now instead offer prayer for comrade Doan, together with our best wishes for a speedy and full recovery …

  5. wishingtonredslur - Dec 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Regular people with regular pay days go to work sick all the time. Must be a spectacular case of the flu.

  6. wishingtonredslur - Dec 15, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Judging from the outrage though I’m guessing my original diagnosis was spot on, withdrawals.

    • charlieconway96 - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:15 AM

      You’re right, there is absolutely no possible way he could actually be sick enough not to play. It has to be all of those heavy drugs he’s obviously on. No athlete could ever possibly get sick enough to be kept off the ice.

      Also, you’re a dumb ass.

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