As previously posted, Rich Clune will test his strained groin in games with Manchester on Saturday and Sunday. Nothing is set in stone, but I would presume that if Clune comes out of those games in good shape, he would join the Kings. Since the team will be in New York from Sunday to Wednesday, it would be easy for Clune to catch up with them.
Clune suffered the injury during the Sept. 26 exhibition game in Las Vegas. Initials estimates had Clune being out three weeks, but he was back practicing in 12 days. Clune had a theory about his quick recovery.
CLUNE: “When I first did it, I think a lot had to do with that. I wasn’t a hero. When I felt it go, in the game in Vegas… I am a young guy trying to get into this league, but it would be selfish for me to stay out there, trying to do something and get hurt bad. I wouldn’t be effective at all. So I got off, put ice on it right away and treatment began immediately. I think that had a lot to do with it. The trainers said that shaves weeks off of treatment. They gave me a date, and I met it, like a day earlier.
“I want to get out there and back playing. I wouldn’t lie to (the medical staff). They put me through every test they could and tried to bend it every way, and it’s good. It’s strong, and I’m ready to get back at it.’’