Wiercioch overcomes scary throat injury

Patrick Wiercioch was not at all frustrated when the roar of monster trucks in the Scotiabank Place parking lot Thursday made it impossible for anyone to hear the words coming out of his mouth.

Five months ago, he couldn’t raise his voice over the sound made by a dropped pin. Now that was a maddening and frightening time for the Senators prospect.

Wiercioch, Ottawa’s second-round pick (42nd overall) of the 2008 draft, is fully recovered from his “life changing experience” on Dec. 9, 2011. And with the Senators potentially losing three of their seven defencemen to free agency, he “loves” his chances of making the team next October.
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