Bad karma. Ten minutes into yesterday's practice, captain Keith Primeau fell face first into a goalpost,
dislodging the net and suffering small cuts on his nose and above his right eye.
Primeau left the ice and angrily tossed his stick against a wall, but he returned 15 minutes later after the
cuts were treated. During the preseason, Primeau missed a week after injuring his shoulder at practice.
"I told Hitch I'm declining practice from now on," Primeau said. "I was just frustrated after it happened,
but I'm all right now."
"He told me he's got the bad karma going at practice right now," Hitchcock said.