As mentioned in a previous post Keith Tkachuk has been suspended by the St Louis blues for being overweight and failing his physical.
Tkachuk has now used the NHLPA to file a grievance against the NHL and the Blues. I guess I don’t blame him after being publicly humiliated, but maybe he should focus his efforts on his conditioning and not drag this matter out any further. What kind of repurcussions will there be when and if he returns to the lockeroom? Yes I said IF. I’ve seen players traded for far less, Keith Tkachuk hasn’t made a comment or public appearance since, who knows how he really feels about it?
In other news, the pre-season continues. Montreal welcomes the visiting Tampa Bay Lighting tonight at the Bell Centre. Highly acclaimed draft pick Guillaume Latendresse will get a chance to play on the #2 line with Radek Bonk and Marcel Hossa.
This comes after Montreal cut its first group of players yesterday, no real surprises there.