Calgary defenseman Cory Sarich suffered an osteitis pubis injury around Christmas and played through the painful injury the rest of the season.
Osteitis pubis is an inflammation of the pelvic joint between the two ends of the pubic bone and is quite painful. He had a cortisone shot in February that really worked but the effects of the injection wore off after a month and the defenseman was on anti-inflammatories the rest of the season. Sarich had another cortisone shot a few days ago and is hoping to be healthy for the start of training camp in September. He had four goals and 17 points this season with a plus-11 rating, making him a decent sixth defenseman in the deepest of hockey pools.