Thin Blue Line: Impact of injuries
Bryan McCabe goes down; Chris Pronger returning
As the season wears on, the challenge of staying healthy becomes increasingly difficult. Players' bodies break down more easily as the weeks of wear and tear add up. It seems as though a fresh gaggle of skaters are placed on the shelf -- for stays of varying lengths -- each and every day. Staying healthy isn't as important as being good, but it's up there. It doesn't matter how talented a player is if he's watching the game in his best single-breasted suit.
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