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10-24-2009, 02:42 AM
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Goaltender Kari Lehtonen is no closer to returning to the Thrashers than he was soon after offseason back surgery.

According to Thrashers general manager Don Waddell, Lehtonen again experienced pain in his legs while rehabbing from July surgery to repair a herniated disc. He recently received another epidural injection to reduce inflammation, and he has stopped skating.

Waddell said Friday that Lehtonen is scheduled for another examination by doctors to determine the next course of action. Waddell said he would not label the current situation a setback.

“When you are dealing with the back, everyone heals at a different rate,” Waddell said. “He is progressing very slowly.”

Lehtonen signed a one-year qualifying offer with the Thrashers during the offseason.

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