Is the waiting finally over for Danny Bois?
The injury-jinxed winger should finally put his Sheffield Steelers’ nightmare behind him on Friday when he makes his home debut against Cardiff Devils.
A concussion in the first period of a match at Braehead Clan on November 21 has meant he has seen zero action since.
He seemed certain to start against Nottingham Panthers last weekend, but continuing medical issues kept him out.
“Nothing went wrong” specifically before last weekend, stressed Bois. It was more of a case of being cautious and he expects to play on Friday.
Talking about his playing introduction to the Elite League, several punches in the face from Clan’s Zack Fitzgerald, Bois said: “I was a little sleep-deprived so I’ll pretend it didn’t happen. I’ve got used to the time change and been on the ice so that’s behind me so let’s not think about it.”
Asked specifically why he didn’t defend himself against Fitzgerald’s advances he said: “If I knew what I was doing I would have. I was a little tired, out of it. I didn’t realise what was happening before it was too late.”
He didn’t think he’d give the incident a second thought in terms of revenge the next time he faces Braehead “but if it happens, we’ll see.”
Bois regards his new team as “highly skilled team a lot of potential.”
“They had a couple of losses, but bounced back well so it shows character. We have got a lot of skill so it should be a fun season.”
Bois, a one-game Ottawa Senators player, is an admirer of goaltender Frank Doyle, saying: “He keeps you on the edge of your seat.”
The Elite League’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Fife Flyers’ Matt Nickerson for four games after reviewing the match penalty that Nickerson received for fighting at 3:20 in the third period against Sheffield Steelers.
They felt a punch to the head of ‘unwilling combatant’ Cullen Eddy, while he was on the ice, was a dangerous action with no regard for the opposition player’s safety.