Lanny McDonald pays a visit to NOW publisher Michael Hollett, recovering from a "disgusting" leg injury.
Michael Hollett, NOW Magazine's Juno correspondent and publisher, promised a swift recovery and return to hockey after a booming hit at this weekend's Juno Cup broke his leg in three different places.
"I'll be back on the ice soon enough," said a defiant and drugged Hollett from his room at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary.
The check, courtesy of former Maple Leaf Mike Pelyk, sent Hollett backwards to the ice at the end of the second period at the Stampede Corral.
Hollett remembers the on-ice injury only as "pop, pop, pop."
"I've had a few breaks in my time, so I knew immediately," said Hollett, a five-time Juno Cup participant. "I mean, my leg was at a 45-degree angle. It was disgusting."
NHL legends Lanny McDonald and Doug Gilmour helped Hollett from the ice, but not before the Juno Cup veteran could make one last statement.
"As I was leaving the ice, I managed to get my glove off and pumped my fist to the crowd," he said.
"It's a pretty bad situation. He's in pretty rough shape," Cuddy told the Calgary Herald.
Hollett, who scored the very first Juno Cup goal, remains upbeat about the situation.
"It adds to the legend," he said.
Due to the injury, our Juno coverage will be slightly delayed.