Bobby Ryan post-practice - 11.16.2013
After scoring his 10th goal of the season and coming inches away from his 11th, Bobby Ryan left the ice in discomfort during the third period of Friday night's game after taking a hit from Boston's Dennis Seidenberg. Bobby updated his status after taking part in practice on Saturday afternoon.
Here's what he had to say...
On skating today:
I think we weren't sure coming into the rink this morning if that was going to be the case or not. I spent quite a bit of time in the other room just kind of loosening things up and getting moving. I felt a lot better today than last night, that's for sure.
On playing tomorrow:
That's the plan, I mean, I think we're probably going to consult everybody, whether it's shortly or tomorrow morning, I'm not sure yet. I felt pretty good, just a lot of stiffness in some areas in my upper back and shoulders and neck, but for the most part no issues as far as my head is concerned, which is I think what people seemed to think.
On the hit:
I felt it, that's for sure. I saw the replay a few times, he definitely connected. It is what it is, I don't know if it was clean or not, that's not for me to decide. It just was one of those plays that probably got away from him. He's not a malicious player by any means so I don't have any ill will towards him from my end.
On if he's surprised there has been no review:
Maybe to a degree, obviously I think — I don't know if you can separate it from the ones you've seen so many times in the league or not. I don't think it was nearly as reckless as some of the ones that have been reviewed in the past. I think he just got an elbow up, the term for it I guess is a chicken wing, and it wasn't high speed which was good. We both kind of slowed down like you normally do going into the endboards at that rate. He connected, but I don't know how I feel about it. It was just a hockey play gone bad.
On the third period:
I think we had a sense of belief in the room. Even when we came in — Neiler got a huge one there to get the ball rolling for us because it could have snowballed the other way when you come down two in the second. That was a big play and the third period was great. I thought everyone responded well and we enforced our will on them, we really physically went after them.
On where he got hit:
Chin, jaw, just right on the button. It was just a weird feeling. I thought we were close enough that we could have met at the same time and let the puck go where it was and play it out from there. He reached a little bit, but it is what it is. Like I said, I don't think it was a malicious play by any means.
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