Much like their NHL counterparts, a pair of Senators third-round picks are still waiting the start of the 2012/13 season to begin.
For Jarrod Maidens and Jakub Culek, these are some very trying times; albeit, for entirely different reasons.
It has been almost one full calendar year since Maidens stumbled into the boards and an opposing Colts, who intended to finish his check, inadvertently struck him in the head with his knee.
He has not played in a game since.
A Sunday report indicates he spent, "last week in Ottawa receiving post-concussion treatment from Senators’ doctors and trainers. He’s expected to spend the next week there as well."
In some ways it is reminiscent of the Antoine Vermette situation that unfurled in the summer of 2000. Months after being drafted by the Senators in the second round (55th overall), Vermette was invited to Team Canada’s World Junior summer camp. During one of the scrimmages, Vermette absorbed a hit from Jay Bouw...