Maybe it is a sign of me getting old and cranky, maybe the lines of communication are wide open and all is well. However, it sure seems weird to me that no one seems to know what is going on with Martin Gernat.
I have a few questions, like “was the guy who operated on him related to the guy who operated on Adrian Beltre?” and “is it typical for a team to be waiting for a month for word on a player?”
The last time we heard about Gernat was October 19th, in an Evan Daum column:
- Injured defencemen Martin Gernat won’t return to the Oil Kings this weekend as initially expected. The Slovakian defender is waiting for final clearance to travel with his injured shoulder and should return to Edmonton in early November.
This is a pretty valuable prospect, I ranked him #5 in my September look at the Oilers top 20 and the arrows looked good before the injury. Maybe this is business as usual, maybe I’m making something out of nothing.
I do believe there’s something strange in the way this process is working itself out. When is the last time an Oiler endorsed doctor looked at this guy? Is “early November” a hard date, or are we going to get another “can’t get on a plane” story?
Weird. Real weird.