Sun Aug 14 04:39pm EDT
Please recall last week when former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Mike Comrie(notes), 30, announced his NHL career is on hold until his injured hip is properly healed. "I will return to the NHL when I am healthy and able to play at the level I have come to expect of myself," said the free agent, through the NHLPA.
Turns out there's another reason to hang at home for a bit: Comrie's wife, actress and singer Hilary Duff, is pregnant with the couple's first child. And nothing says "injury rehab" like "no, honey, I said I wanted Chunky Monkey not Cherry Garcia. Back to the Safeway!"
Please begin planning your gift-purchasing for the Duffrie spawn. From the appropriately named Gossipology:
The 23-year-old confirmed the news on her website writing, "Hello everyone! This weekend, Mike and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary! In memory of the special day, we decided to post some of our favorite pictures from our wedding! I can't believe it has already been a year, time really flies when you're having fun! We also want to share the exciting news that BABY MAKES THREE!!! We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives. Thanks to everyone for the continued love and support throughout the years!"
You have to hand to Comrie when it comes to gifts. Baby for the anniversary. The $1 million engagement ring. The $100,000 Mercedes-Benz SUV for her 20th birthday, Their kid is going to one day own his or her own elephant. Bank on it.
So if this is the end for Mike Comrie's hockey career, the opportunity is there for him to Michael Keaton this thing and become Mr. Mom. Hey, changing diapers should be a snap; he doesn't have the wheels anymore, but he's always had decent hands.