Root canal? Couple weeks. Busted laptop? A little shorter. Car transmission? "Hey, we’ll get it back to ya soon, OK?’
But fixing Frank "Sonny" Milano’s hockey game? That took only four days.
After a blazing start to the season (four goals in three games), the Columbus Blue Jacket rookie not only went cold offensively but also wasn’t really doing his job defensively.
So the Jackets sent him down to the AHL Cleveland Monsters in mid-December to let the former first-round draft pick get things straightened out.
It required the Massapequa, N.Y., native exactly three games to get his act together, and soon he was back in Columbus.
With the exception of a month absence due to an oblique injury, Milano has been a steady force on the Jackets ever since, potting 12 goals in 46 games and contributing at both ends of the ice.