GOTTA SEE IT: Cole Caufield Hilariously Attends Habs Practice
Montreal Canadiens sniper Cole Caufield recently discussed the surgery required to correct a torn labrum, a situation that will keep the talented forward out of action for the remainder of the year.
He was far from his usual self during the media availability, a rare showing for the player who has acted as the team’s emotional support Hobey Baker Award winner since joining the Canadiens in 2020-21.
It’s an understandable mindset.
Caufield lives for hockey. He eats, breathes, drinks, and dreams of hockey.
Being kept off the ice is one of the most challenging scenarios for a player like Caufield, whose entire life has centred on the sport.
He even mentioned the Canadiens’ training staff removed his sticks and skates from the locker room, in a bid to prevent him from jumping back on the ice.
And while Caufield resisted the temptation to lace up his skates on Friday morning, he did manage to quench his thirst for hockey, at least as much as possible given his situation.
Caufield was spotted brandishing Arber Xhekaj’s stick from the bench, and more importantly, he was also sporting the classic smile that lifts the spirits of his teammates any time he unleashes it.
#Habs Cole Caufield = Big *Hat* Energy pic.twitter.com/ucw4FvdgiW
— Priyanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) January 27, 2023
For anyone worried about his health, Caufield was using his left arm to hold the stick, leaving his right shoulder, which requires surgical intervention, untouched.
What’s more, Caufield added a little style to his appearance, sporting a gigantic, oversized hat, which surely left his teammates smiling as they practiced without one of their most talented teammates.
Caufield’s recovery is expected to take a minimum of six months, and the surgery will be performed by the same doctor who repaired teammate Josh Anderson’s shoulder.
In the meantime, despite his inability to join his teammates on the ice at practice, it seems like Cole Caufield is, at the very least, intent on providing some moral support.
Not to mention some comedic relief.
Tu ne peux quand pas confisquer les bâtons de tous les garçons…
NDLR. C’est celui de Xhekaj et c’est son épaule droite le problème alors calmos 😉 🔵⚪️🔴 pic.twitter.com/zkAwZMpfDq
— Marc-André Perreault (@MA_PerreaultTVA) January 27, 2023
“For anyone worried about his health, Caufield was using his left arm to hold the stick, leaving his left shoulder, which requires surgical intervention, untouched.”
Great writing in no way confusing…
Yeah, don’t expect any kind of proofreading.
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