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Julien: Fernandez to ''miss a few games''

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  January 26, 2009 04:09 PM

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Coach Claude Julien said that goalie Manny Fernandez is experiencing some ''general soreness'' and is likely to miss a few games.

In keeping with the club's secretive policy about injuries, Julien did not divulge any further information, or the specific nature of the ''soreness''.

It is widely believed--though not confirmed--that Fernandez in recent weeks has experienced a recurrence of his back issues, which initially flared up last season.

Tuukka Rask, called up on an emergency basis, will remain with the club during the veteran goalie's ''general soreness.''

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