I wouldnt expect the streak of consecutive starts to keep on going, last nite's game was Labarbera's first game back after his "leave of absence" and they probably just wanted to get his mind back on hockey again by having him sit out and watch...I can almost guarantee Murray will go to Labarbera for the next game (although Garon played really good last night, so you never know..)
well they never specified in the media, which i dont think they should. the public should respect a players privacy when they take time off for "personal reasons."
if i had to speculate, i would guess that there was a death in the immediate family, but i dont know for sure. theres one member, Yoata, who said he knew Labarbera and his family, maybe he could tell ya.
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