Bucks Place Traylen On Injured ReserveJanuary 8, 2008 - Central Hockey League (CHL) Laredo Bucks
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Traylen was placed on the 14-day injured reserve list, retro-active to January 4th, the night he injured his groin against Rio Grande Valley.
The move is precautionary, as Traylen's injury has improved a lot since it happened last week.
"We want to make 150% sure that Dustin is fully healed when he comes back, we are not going to take any chances", said Bucks head coach/GM Terry Ruskowski.
"It feels a lot better than it did on Friday night that's for sure", Traylen said as laid on the training room table Tuesday morning. "I could probably play Friday (against Arizona) if I really had to, i'm fine."
Traylen has been the Bucks number one goaltender this season, with a record of 15-6-1, to go along with a 2.09 goals against average, and a .924 save percentage. Traylen has posted three shutouts this season. He was named CHL goaltender of the month for October, and received player of the week honors October 29th.
Traylen's move to the IR means goaltender John Ceci should see his first game action in a Bucks uniform this weekend. Ceci was signed to a five-game contract prior to Laredo's win against Colorado on Sunday. Ceci backed up Kevin Beech in Sunday's win, and will probably start one of the Bucks two games this weekend.
Traylen's injury will not keep him from making his first CHL all-star appearance. The Bucks had to get special permission from the CHL to allow the third-year pro to make the trip to Broomfield, Colorado for the all-star festivities, along with fellow all-stars Jeff Bes and Serge Dube.
If all goes well Traylen should be back in the line-up January 18th when the Bucks play at the Oklahoma City Blazers.
Laredo will look to improve their CHL-leading 25-8-2 (52points) record this weekend, when they host Arizona on Friday, and Bossier-Shreveport on Saturday. The Bucks are currently 11 points up on the Sundogs in the Southern Conference.
Ruskowski sits at 448 career coaching victories, and will be looking for his 449th on Friday night.
*Simoes Action Figures Going Fast At TCI Tire*
On Tuesday morning about 40 fans lined up outside TCI Tire Center around 6:30am to get the new Steve Simoes action figures. Simoes stopped by the store on Tuesday morning to check out the action.
All day Tuesday there was steady traffic at TCI Tire Center with fans stopping by to pick up the collector's item. Only 1,000 were made, and as of Tuesday afternoon an estimated 500 had already been given away. Dustin Traylen, who stopped by to get new tires on his car Tuesday, even signed some Simoes action figure boxes for fans.
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Central Hockey League Stories from January 8, 2008
- Mudbugs Tie Team Record Home Win Streak - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
- Sundogs Move Back into First Place with 6-5 Victory - Arizona Sundogs
- Hounds Lose To Bugs - Youngstown SteelHounds
- Thunder edge RiverKings, 4-2 - Mississippi RiverKings
- Andy Franck To Return To Hounds - Youngstown SteelHounds
- Rage's Comeback Win Voted CHL Performance of the Week - Rocky Mountain Rage
- Bees Get Beaucoup With Big Snake - Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees
- Bucks Place Traylen On Injured Reserve - Laredo Bucks
- Sundogs Announce Broadcast Change, Game to be Broadcast on 105.1 FM The Canyon at 6:35pm - Arizona Sundogs
- Back To School For The Brahmas - Fort Worth Brahmas
- CHL Performance of the Week Winner Announced - CHL
- Brahmas Regroup, Make Trade - Fort Worth Brahmas
- Tonight's match up - Tulsa Oilers
- Stanley Cup to Appear at CHL All-Star Game in Broomfield - Rocky Mountain Rage
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