Former Oilers coach mugged
CALGARY - A week later, Ron Low is still recovering from a St. Patrick's Day visit to Calgary.
The former Edmonton Oilers goalie and head coach has spent the past eight days in hospital after a mugging in downtown Calgary.
After leaving a meeting with fellow former Oilers player Dave Hunter, Low was the victim of a blindside attack at about 9 p.m. on March 17.
Low, 59, managed to make it to his hotel and was able to call an ambulance.
Reports out of Edmonton indicate Low has no idea what happened in the attack, only that he was hit from behind.
The beating damaged his internal organs and he required surgery at Foothills hospital on his intestines.
Low now works as a salesman for Smith Tools in Edmonton after stints as head coach of the Oilers (1995-99) and New York Rangers (2000-02).
He was most recently the goalie coach for the Ottawa Senators from 2006-07.