“But it was better than I thought, thank God. And thank God I didn’t have to battle through (then).” – Michael Raffl [#ThankGod #ItWasBetter #MichaelRaffl]
[October 28, 2019]
No matter how bad he looked in Chicago after absorbing the effects of a shot to the foot near the end of the game, Michael Raffl was not about to let it get him down. Especially after showing in recent games that he is still capable of moving his career in an upwardly mobile direction.
Michael Raffl, the former 20-goal scorer who the past 2 seasons has toiled relatively anonymously on Flyers checking lines, came into a game Saturday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets showing some real offensive spark. That included a game in which he scored a goal, was temporarily credited with another and assisted on yet another goal in a win last Monday over the Vegas Golden Knights.
But in Chicago Thursday, Michael Raffl took a Slater Koekkoek shot off the foot in the closing minute and had to be helped from the ice.
“Yeah, it was big stinger. I definitely felt that one.”
– Michael Raffl
He also felt a rush of concern at first, wondering if the pain was due to a fracture. Not so, Michael Raffl was to learn later.
“In the first moment I was (worried), but it was better than I thought, thank God. And thank God I didn’t have to battle through (then), because the game was over anyway. But no, I’m good. … It looked worse than it was.”
– Michael Raffl
Flyers Notebook: Raffl recovered after shot to foot:
The Delaware County Daily Times