Originally written January 12, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
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Two Sharks defensemen went to play in Finland during the lockout.  Oddly, they both returned with hand injuries and probably won't be available to start the shortened season.   The only thing that would make it more odd would be if it was the same hand.  It isn't.  Jason Demers has a soft removable cast on his right hand, Justin Braun has a cast with a port hole for ultrasound therapy on his left. Jason Demers played 30 games with Karpat Oulu, and then some more games with Canada's team in the Spengler Cup tournament.  His team won that, which made me think I need to work on how I ask questions.  When I commented that Switzerland was a nice way to wind up his time in Europe, he left out that whole winning thing: To have Christmas and New Years with my family was icing on the cake for that trip. Maybe you have to be a little more explicit when asking about beating your Captain's team for a title.  In all, Demers did have a very successful time abroad: Cont...
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