Whatever it was that led to the Halifax Mooseheads'
downfall, it wasn't injuries.

While many years it is revealed after a long
playoff run that key players have been battling through nagging injuries ---
such as Andrew Bodnarchuk and Graham Bona last season with gruesome shoulder
problems --- this year's edition of the Herd was perfectly healthy, by all

"We were pretty healthy," Mooseheads general
manager Marcel Patenaude said. "There were no major injuries

It had been speculated that all-star forward Jakub
Voracek was playing hurt down the stretch.

He had just a goal and three assists in his final
six games and 30 points in his final 25 games overall --- good numbers for
pretty much anybody in the league, but not at the dominating level the Kladno,
Czech Republic, native usually maintains.

"No," Patenaude said, when asked specifically of
Voracek's playoff health. "No injuries."

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