McElhinney enjoying second chance

Updated: November 19, 2012, 11:45 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Nothing suggested things were about to go awry for Curtis McElhinney.

In fact, the netminder played the night before against the Springfield Falcons, just to add a wry twist to the proceedings. But there he was, guarding the Portland Pirates' net, moving this way and that when suddenly … Ow.

That's not good, he thought.

"I knew right away something wasn't right," he said. "I was, 'Oh, there goes the abdominals.'"

Doctors were candid. They wouldn't know what McElhinney's ...

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