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11-08-2009, 04:29 PM
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The main concern after an operation like this is infection, which is why he's being held. If the laceration was deep, they probably put some internal stitches in it and then cleaned it up and sealed it up.

Plus, he's not going to be able to move around a whole lot which will cause some atrophy in the muscles. Even if the physical healing time is 3-4 weeks, then the time to get adjusted to putting weight on the leg will take longer.

And simply put, we're not going to rush back our franchise goaltender in what amounts to a lost season, depending on where we are in a month from now.

It wouldn't shock me to not see him back until the New Year.

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