Tim Byrdak is dealing with some abdominal/lower back issues that may need some off-season surgery.
Byrdak (and McTaggart):
"It's nothing I can't handle, but it's a nagging deal. If it's tight [near his lower abdomen], it's pulling at other places. If I could get that to relax, maybe everything else would relax and maybe it takes the focus off that more. I've never had anything like this."
Byrdak, who had cortisone shots in May and then again in early June to help his back, hopes to get an MRI at some point to help diagnose the problem. He said he might have even explore having surgery in the offseason to fix the problem.
"It's responded pretty well, but it's a nagging thing. You want to wake up and feel pretty good. You just want to wake up and not feel anything and be good to go. We're still going to get to that point and making adjustments here and there and doing what I can do."
We also read that Lindstrom was a little stubborn in addressing his back injury:
"You don't plan on things like this happening. I probably should have tried to get it fixed a little bit earlier, but I've been stubborn. There are certain things you can battle through and certain things you can't, and this is one of those things."
McTaggart notes that Lindstrom was dealing with back problems for "weeks."