Seeming lost in all the hype and fervor over the Olympics was the recent return to action of one Chris Didomenico. A surprise selection for the 2009 World Junior Championships, Didomenico suffered a badly broken leg in the QMJHL Finals, an injury which had many questioning his ability to return.
As the updates came in, Didomenico continued to show excellent progress in his rehabilitation.Â His efforts were finally rewarded last Wednesday when, in his first game back with Drummondville of the QMJHL, he scored a goal and added three assists. As of this writing, Didomenico has recorded 2 goals and 4 assists in 3 games.
Breathe easy, Leafs‘ fans.Â It looks as though “Dido” is back on track.
A couple of notes:
- For the balance of this season, Didomenico (who, prior to the injury, was expected to be a member the AHL Marlies this season) will remain as an overager with Drummondville in the QMJHL as he continues to work himself back into form.
- Should the Marlies make the playoffs, there is a chance Didomenico could suit up for a few playoff games, if (and only if) Drummondville’s season and playoffs have come to an end.
- Didomenico was signed to a three year Entry-Level Contract last March.
- The silver lining to the injury? Didomenico, previously thought of as too slight for the NHL at 6’1 170, is estimated to have added 25 pounds during his rehab regimen.