RW Teemu Pulkkinen (2010, 111th overall, Detroit) II
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04-02-2012, 08:54 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Copying my post from the Red Wings prospect thread.
Jokerit begin their semifinal series on Wednesday (opponent to be determined today), Pulkkinen is back to full training with the SM-liiga squad. Coach Westerlund confirmed that Pulu has been injured and because he couldn't train at 100%, he was left out of the squad. "He's been able to play but not train. You can't anesthetize every day but now he's able to train normally." He most likely won't play in the first semifinal game though.
The poster at Jatkoaika.com with more info on his injury said it's an ankle injury that occurred somewhere at the end of the regular season and he played the those games anesthetized. Unfortunately he twisted that ankle in the last regular season game. He tested the ankle in training and it got twisted again in a harmless looking situation. They decided not to burden the ankle with training but to keep him in gameshape by playing with the A-juniors. After the second A-juniors final it was decided that since it bothered his playing too much that it was better to rest it.
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