By Ken Wiebe
The Winnipeg Sun
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Former Bakersfield Condors center Alexandre Bolduc wasn’t making any firm commitments about suiting up for Game 2 of the Calder Cup final, he spoke only of progress.
Having said that, the Manitoba Moose remain hopeful he’ll be back in uniform when they host the Hershey Bears at the MTS Centre.
“Every day is getting a little bit better,” said Bolduc, who has five goals and nine points in 10 post-season games this spring. “It’s a possibility, yeah. We’ll see how I feel in the morning. It’s day-to-day right now.”
With three more days between Games 2 and 3, there is a better chance Bolduc could return tonight but there are no guarantees.
“It’s starting to eat me up, but there’s no point coming back too early and then not being able to finish the series,” said Bolduc, who had 12 goals and 33 points in 63 AHL games during the regular season. “We’re expecting a long series and I want to be in those later games. There’s no sense rushing it right now.
“I thought I’ve been playing good and I’ve brought a lot of things to the table when I play. It’s frustrating not to be able to help the team out right now. Everyone wants to win so bad, but injuries happen and hopefully I’ll be back soon.”