Friday, 5 November 2010

'Chewy' Close to Returning Too!!

Brandon Wheat Kings' assistant coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk could be close to getting back in the game.

Gylywoychuk fractured a vertebra just below his shoulder blades in early August but has been back in the ice during Brandon's practices this week.

"I got clearance from the doctor to get back on the ice and skate," says Gylywoychuk, "Last week, when the team was gone, I was able to get out with some of the injured guys that were around and get my feet back underneath me."

Like an injured player, Gylywoychuk has been on the peripheral of being part of the team over the last three months -- helping out as much as possible yet missing out on some normal team function including the club's recent 13-day road trip.

"Going on the road and being with the guys 24/7 is a special thing, especially on the coast trip when you get to know the players a lot," says Gylywoychuk, "It was something I had a hard time missing, but I had to take care of things and make sure everything was all healed and ready to go...It is now, and that's the most important thing."

Gylywoychuk is no longer wearing the brace he's been in for close to three months.

He's going to 'test some things' out this weekend and if all goes well, Gylywoychuk could be back on the bench full-time in the very near future.

As of right now, he's ecstatic that things are close to being back to normal.

"It was great to get out there and skate and be with the guys, especially this week with the team being back and being full practice," says Gylywoychuk, "It was a long time waiting and it's very exciting to get back."

Chaff...it could be an all ex-Wheat Kings' goaltending battle Friday night. Jacob De Serres and the Saint John Sea Dogs are set to host Andrew Hayes and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in QMJHL action.

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