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Junk Intact, Thoresen Is Ready to Block Shots Again

Apr 15, 2008, 10:56 AM EDT

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After nearly losing a man-bit, Patrick Thoresen is relieved to be recovering and nearing game-ready form. He reports that he was wearing a cup, a question some have raised, but a slapshot from Mike Green dented it and caught flesh due to Thoresen’s prone position. After Paul Holmgren relayed the information that Thoresen may have suffered a ruptured testicle, and might lose it, we were happy to hear this wasn’t the case. So will he dive to block a shot when he’s cleared to play? You bet.

“Next time I get an opportunity to block a shot, I will be down
there again,” he said. “That’s my job. And that’s why I get the ice
time, too. I am sacrificing myself for the team and that’s what it is
all about, especially now in the playoffs.

“When
you have that in the room — that mentality of everyone sacrificing
for each other, you can go a long way. And that’s what we have here.”

Jesus.
Can’t say I’d be able to make the same promise… Thoresen’s
availability for tonight’s game is not yet known, but there’s
definitely a chance he’ll play. We’ll be there with cups on.

>>Thoresen recovering quickly from horrific groin injury [Daily Local]