Four questions with Brad Malone
Q. Can you take us through all of the injuries you suffered as a freshman? A. I separated my shoulder against Boston College, my first shift against them. That kind of set me back for a while. (Mark Poolman) did a great job getting me back. But t...
Q. Can you take us through all of the injuries you suffered as a freshman?
A. I separated my shoulder against Boston College, my first shift against them. That kind of set me back for a while. (Mark Poolman) did a great job getting me back. But then when I came back, I hurt my knee against Minnesota (Dec. 8). I had surgery on my knee over Christmas. So that took another three or four weeks. After that, I hurt my shoulder again. So, it was an injury-filled year, but you have to forget about that stuff.
Q. How frustrating was it?
A. It was definitely frustrating. It felt like every time I got back in the lineup and felt good, another injury would turn up. But that's part of the game. You can't dwell on it. You've got to keep working hard. Getting hurt here, we're lucky because we've got Poolie and all of the facilities. But hopefully I can stay healthy this year.
Q. You played wing as a freshman, but now are at center. Your thoughts?
A. I'm excited about it. I feel a lot more comfortable. I played there basically my whole life. Positional-wise, I have a little more freedom. I'm not restricted to one area. So I enjoy that.
Q. Boston has got to be as close to your hometown of Miramichi as you can get. Do you have family coming this weekend?
A. Yeah, I have about 20 family members coming and a bunch of high school buddies. I went to high school in Boston (Cushing Academy) for a few years. I'll be playing against a couple of buddies I went to high school with, too (BU's David Warsofsky and UMass' Kevin Kessler). It'll be an exciting weekend. Obviously, the focus is on the game, but there's always a little extra when you're playing against an old high school teammate.