based on his initial report and the type of injury, i had bookmarked the Detroit game as his return.
It is a couple days earlier than required for it to be 100%, but coming back to to join the team after the 4 gm trip seemed like a good time to give it a go. for a hairline fracture, he's given it a pretty good rest now.
It's a matter of pain tolerance at this point... so we'll see. We won't hear about it till probably the day of the game he comes back.
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
11/18/08 Kevin Bieksa D Groin IR. Out until at least late November
11/18/08 Rick Rypien C Hernia IR. Out until at least late November
11/22/08 Roberto Luongo G Leg Questionable for Nov. 24 vs. Detroit
11/22/08 Sami Salo D Flu, hamstring Questionable for Nov. 24 vs. Detroit