Yesterday afternoon, Red Wings forward Filip Zadina spoke with iDnes.cz’s Jan Danek and Anton Zelenko regarding the “upper-body injury” which may sideline Zadina for up to a month’s worth of Czech Extraliga action.
As it turns out, forward on loan to Ocelari Trinec gave iDnes.cz a much, much longer interview, but the damn thing is behind a Czech paywall.
Said Paywall for iDnes Premium looks like garble, but it really pisses me off that I can’t even try to make a rough translation of the lengthy missive, because it sounds fascinating.
How to shoot the sniper from the NHL. Zadina about Detroit, dad, Trinec and injuries
He wanted to show Czech hockey that he’s growing as an extraordinary scorer. In addition, he’s playing for the team where his father [is an assistant] coach. However, while Trinec played late in its game against Karlovy Vary, Filip Zadina watched at home like a marauder. No, he didn’t catch COVID. In fact, he feels pretty good.
It happened less than a week ago. He trained first on the ice, and then in the gym. But then he was hurried to the hospital due to a bad accident. “Upper-body injury,” he says in hockey jargon, saying, “I wouldn’t clarify it any more.”
The tags assigned to the article hint at its subject matter as HK Mountfield’s Filip Hronek and Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman are tagged, but I’m suspicious of the paywall’s promise that signing up costs all of 1 Czech Koruna (4 cents), with a monthly fee of $1.70 (which you can cancel at any time!).
If anybody speaks Czech and can help me navigate the paywall, I’d be happy to dig into this article, but in the interim…This is what we’ve got.
Update: MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that Filip Zadina has an injured finger.