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02-01-2005, 01:11 PM
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Dan Blackburn is playing for Victoria because are no player visas left for him to play for an American ECHL team

The second blocker was approved by the NHL and the Rangers cleared him to play

"My shoulder is basically a permanent disability," he said. "It's not going to get better, so I'm basically working around it with this glove. The injury caused me to lose a muscle in my shoulder and the muscle that I lost is the one that would be the outward rotation for my glove-hand, but sometimes holding a blocker, the way you hold your arm is different, so it's a different muscle and it's like I'm not injured."

And while the opposing players will know about the shoulder problem, Blackburn isn't worried that they'll try to go upstairs on him a lot.

"It's OK. I've got the blocker. It's better than my glove," he said.

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