Polak calls the broken fibula, suffered in Game 2 against the Washington Capitals last spring, the most painful injury of his career. He was asked what went through his mind when he got hurt. Lots of pain was going through my mind... I still watch the video once in a while. Really? Yeah, yeah, sometimes I do, you know, when i feel sad and I want to feel more sad (laughs). It's what I do.
While Polak takes a bit of a low profile in the media, he has become a popular figure in the dressing room. Everyone who saw him today had a big smile on their face and so did he, said Marner. He was a big part of our team last year not just in the room, but on the ice as a guy other teams hated playing against so it's great having him back.
That hard-nosed approach endeared Polak to his teammates and coach Babcock. I tipped a shot right in his face one time, Bozak recalled when asked for his favourite Polak toughness moment. I felt really bad, but he said, Don't worry about it. It's fine. ' He was cut terrible and I still get nervous that he's a little mad at me, but I think we're OK.
Well, Roman? He's right. I'm Carolina Hurricanes Justin Faulk hockey jersey still mad at him, Polak said with a straight face before breaking into a grin. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Komarov uses humour to deflect from contract question.