Thread: Marian Gaborik
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02-21-2013, 11:03 AM
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Certainly not giving him a pass but one thing worth noting is that off-season shoulder surgery. While you can get back on the ice after 4-6 months, it usually takes a full 12 months to get back to normalcy. Limited strength or range of motion WILL affect that shot, which is Gaborik's bread and butter.
VERY good point. im not doing all the research on his timeline, but he didnt get his "glass man" reputation for nothing. hes had injuries to ares of his body that are MAJOR parts of his game. hip/grioin (speed/skating) and shoulder (shot). i wonder if the timeline of his recovery (12 months back to normalcy despite being cleared to play in 6) has anything to do with his on again/off again seasons. im sure it does...

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