February 13, 1997 |
The way Mighty Duck Coach Ron Wilson figured it, Roman Oksiuta was stealing money. Given Oksiuta's meager production of five goals and 11 points in 25 games and his $600,000 salary, that was close to grand larceny. "He went a month where he didn't want to work," Wilson said. "He went a month where he didn't sweat a drop." Wilson wasn't about to play Oksiuta under those conditions. No work meant no play. Oksiuta failed to show up for treatments on a nagging groin injury, according to Wilson.