Postma standing tall after tough fall

SCOTT FISHER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:27 AM ET

Calgary Hitmen fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Defenceman Paul Postma's record-breaking season is not over.

Postma took an awkward spill into the boards Saturday night in Red Deer but said yesterday he suffered no serious leg damage.

"I'm a little sore still, but it's a lot better than last night," said the Atlanta Thrashers draft pick.

Postma, the obvious choice as the top blueliner in the WHL's Eastern Conference, went to the hospital to get checked out.

It wasn't how he had envisioned spending his 20th birthday.

"The docs wanted to double-check and make sure nothing was wrong," Postma said. "We got some X-rays done, and everything was alright."

Postma, who leads the WHL in plus/minus with a plus-62, said he will take a few days off but hopes to play Wednesday night when the Hitmen host the Regina Pats.

"I probably won't skate for a few days," Postma said. "If things go well, hopefully I'll be back Wednesday. If not, for sure on the weekend."

The Hitmen can tie the WHL record for most home victories in a season (33) with two more wins.


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