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Don't sleep on Phillip Danault

Updated: April 29, 2011, 3:11 PM ET
By Gare Joyce

I had planned to see Phillip Danault in Quebec City on a Friday night a few weeks back, but for the second time this season I went to see a top QMJHL prospect who was sitting in the press box. Danault, the captain of Victoriaville who we projected to go No. 15 to the New York Rangers in our latest mock draft, was handed a one-game suspension by the team. Danault's suspension was no big deal -- late for practice or skipping a class, something along those lines. I suppose the coach made an example of him as a way of getting a message to his team (and Victoriaville did upset Quebec that night). No one should read a character issue into Danault's suspension.

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