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Lilja suffered a hand injury during AHL rehab (high ankle sprain), Dec. 16
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12-15-2011, 08:01 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Lilja will be back soon. per philly.com
Less than 3 full weeks into a rehab assignment that was supposed to last 6 weeks, defenseman Andreas Lilja joined Schenn on the ice yesterday in Montreal as an unfamiliar face at practice. Lilja left the Nov. 25 Black Friday game against Montreal with a tricky high ankle sprain.
"I feel really good, the ankle feels really good," Lilja said. "I haven't battled yet, so as soon as I do a couple battle drills I'll really have an idea of how it is. But skating feels great. A lot of treatment really helps."
Since he was moved to the long-term injured list for salary-cap protection, Lilja is not eligible to return to the active roster until Wednesday in Dallas. Even if he was ready to return tonight, it would be hard to imagine Laviolette switching up from Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall in the middle of a six-game winning streak.
Yesterday, Lilja was not wearing any special padding or protection - other than tightly wrapped athletic tape on his ankle area - and was careful not to push it too hard to prevent further tearing in the area.
"They keep telling me that it will feel good and then hurt," Lilja said. "But I've felt really good for the last 3 days. We'll see what happens."
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