Friday, March 27, 2009

"The Travels and Tribulations of Jake Dowell"

The Travels and Tribulations of Jake Dowell
03/27/2009 3:10 PM - Mike Peck

Think you’ve had a long past 24 hours?

You should be in the shoes of Jake Dowell!

Dowell was with the IceHogs on the trip down to Houston Thursday morning. Less than two hours after arriving, which was about 2:30 p.m., the winger was notified that he would have to fly back to Chicago on Thursday night on an emergency basis because of an injury to an un-named Blackhawks’ skater.

After heading to the morning skate on Friday morning in Chicago with the Blackhawks, it was determined that all was well with said skater on the Hawks, meaning Dowell’s services was not going to be needed for tonight’s game against New Jersey at the United Center.

So yes, you guessed it, Dowell headed back to the airport for a return trip to Houston to rejoin the IceHogs for Friday night’s game at the Toyota Center.

Sounds like a indecisive Brett Favre promotion…oh wait, we’ve already done that!

I sure hope the Jake has some frequent flier memberships.

In other quick hits about this weekend’s games: Nathan Davis (lower body injury) and Mike Radja (bereavement leave) did not make the trip (and no, the decision will not be changed!) so they are out for both Friday and Saturday for sure.

Rookie d-men Joe Charlebois and Brian Connelly will also sit out Friday’s game in Houston.

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