WILMINGTON, Mass. -- As many NHL players do in this era of social media, Greg Zanon received the news that he had been traded from the Minnesota Wild to the Bruins just prior to Monday's trade deadline thanks to Twitter.
"All of a sudden my wife comes down and [says], 'You've been traded!'" Zanon recalled Wednesday. "I'm like, 'Shut up, no I haven't. Who told you that?'"
"My sister said it's all over Twitter!" she responded.
"I was like, 'Obviously it's rumors. It's way past the deadline now. Two seconds later, [Wild general manager] Chuck [Fletcher] called and said, 'You've been traded, I wanted to let you know before you found out on Twitter.' I was like, 'Too late.'"
Zanon said there were no bad feelings between him and Fletcher and that Fletcher apologized. He also clarified reports on deadline day that former teammate Nick Schultz, who had been traded to Edmonton earlier Monday, was angry because he too found out about the move via Twitter and on TV.
“Obviously with this day and age, you just can’t get by it, and the same thing happened with Shultz’s trade,” Zanon said. “We had practice, and we got off the ice and it was already on TV. His wife’s calling him and saying, ‘What's going on.’ He was like, 'I don't know. I just got off the ice.’ There’s nothing you can do about it and I don’t have any hard feelings against it. It is what it is. It’s part of the business. How do you keep anything secret anymore?”
The airwaves struck again with Zanon on Tuesday night during the Bruins' 1-0 loss to Ottawa as Zanon watched from the press box.
"My mom called I think halfway through the second [period]," Zanon said. "She was like, 'What's on your wrist?' I said, 'What do you mean?' She said, 'We saw you on TV, you've got a cast.'"
"I don't have a cast, I've got a brace," Zanon said. "It's just for off-ice. It has nothing to do with anything that's going on on the ice. I'm healthy, I'm all OK. It was just for this cortisone shot, just to immobilize it till it kicks in."