On day 1 of rookie camp in Camrose the media had a chance to talk with (one of the) Assistant General Manager Kevin Prendergast. I asked him for an update on the status of winger J.F. Jacques, the big body banger who missed much of last year with wrist and back issues.
Well the response was guarded but if you read through the lines, it doesn't sound very good.
"We have one [an update] but we're not going to release it yet," said Prendergast.
Kudos to Joanne Ireland of the Journal for the follow up... "Well that means it's not good!"
The remaining media got a chcukle out of that one because it's true. If the news was in fact that Jacques was gettng the greenlight, surely there would be no cloak and dagger and the team would be thrilled to say so. But with the official team response still being considered a matter of national security... well, you decide for yourself.
From my corner of the rink, it looks like the battle for the last roster spot got a bit easier for Schremp, Potulny, Brule and a wild card like Ryan O'Marra. (I still say Potulny gets it).
More from Camrose on Day later in the day.
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