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Last updated: April 19, 2010 2:12 p.m.

Boucher upbeat about injury (updated)

Justin A. Cohn
The Journal Gazette
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Komets goalie Nick Boucher

Komets fans can breathe a little easier.

Goaltender Nick Boucher, who took himself out of Sunday's 2-1 victory over Flint because of a shoulder injury, was upbeat today.

"It looks to be a tweaked rotator cuff and I did some treatment on it. It's pretty sore and tender, opposed to how it was (Sunday), but there are no structural issues," said Boucher, who injured it when he collided with the goalpost in the first period.

"It feels OK and I think it will get better. We're expecting it to make pretty good improvement."

Coach Al Sims hasn't said whether he will start Boucher or Tim Haun in Game 1 of the IHL semifinals Thursday at Memorial Coliseum. The Komets will face the Port Huron Icehawks.

Sims' son, Tyler, who has spent time this season with Fort Wayne, Mississippi of the Central Hockey League, plus Elmira and Bakersfield of the ECHL, will be the Komets' emergency goalie should neither Boucher nor Haun be able to go.