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Kopitar injures right knee/2-3 weeks IR
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01-06-2013, 02:04 AM
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Is it 2-3 weeks before he plays again in Europe, or 2-3 weeks period?
Players play through minor injuries all the time in the NHL, but I don't think any of them would play through an injury right now with the season possibly starting up soon. This could very well be an injury that Kopi wouldn't think twice about playing through if it was the NHL, but figures he might as well rest it while he can.
Usually when in Europe there is talk about how long somebody is out because of injury, it is always period until he'll be able to play matches again. Not how long he can't do anything.
And I also think it is something similar, just short precatious rest period because it is obviously very close start of next NHL season. Kopitar played 31 matches in second Swedish League and 6 more for Slovenian national team, so if there is player who can miss preseason camp, it is for sure Kopitar.
I wouldn't be suprise if Kopitar would normal play on opening night. I'm sure we'll find a lot more during today here in Slovenia, probably directly from Kopitar.
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