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#1 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

No shoulder pads means trying the shot and probably skating but no full contact practice yet. I'm guessing a week away from return.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

I'd say a week at most if he feels okay after today.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

That's good news...sort of.  This team really needs him back this weekend if we are going to have any shot at the playoffs, but its not worth rushing him if the shoulder isn't 100%.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

Saturday won't happen IMO. Early next week more likely.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

yea, Monday 4/15 is probably where they have him pegged to come back if no setbacks


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

no one thinks he'll be back by friday?

i feel like he could be. everyone thought zubrus would be out an extra week but he came back earlier than everyone thought. i know he wont play tomorrow for sure. but i think friday is deffinetly a possibility. by then he'll have a few practices and i think hell be ready.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

he's not even practicing today, just skating and filling in for salvador on drills. i'm pretty sure monday earliest.

 

sprained shoulder is tricky, he's practicing now, they will have to see how he feels tomorrow am, see if there is a flare up or not. if he's ok tomorrow am and practices again, then maybe friday, but i doubt they will want to risk it depending on how we are doing.

 

 

even if he comes back, i wouldn't be surprised if he is missing from practices here and there resting his shoulder. people will probably freak out when he plays a game and is absent from the practice the next morning.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

I would think the moment Kovy is cleared for full contact he'll play immediately.  Not being his doctor, having seen any xrays, or even really know what happened to his shoulder, I have no idea how quickly he can go from being allowed to shoot pucks to full compression stress.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

Friday/Monday whichever (I honestly don't know our upcoming games besides tomorrow/Friday, sue me) I'm just glad he's on the ice and COULD comeback very soon.

Getting him back in the line up is a massive boost. Could save our playoff chances
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

if hes cleared for contact for thursdays practice he will play friday for sure


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

Having him back will do wonders to our confidence. Players are getting frustrated, no matter how much they say they aren't. Having him back will loosen them up, whether he scores or not. Henrique, Clarkson, Elias, etc. can grip the stick a little bit less, and our opposition's D will go back to focusing more on Kovalchuk and less on our system...


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

If he can shoot, but can't take contact, I'm in favor of sitting Gionta and playing Kovy in power play situations and squeezing him in to very light minutes where possible.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

if he can't take contact, it means he's not cleared by the doctors, so no games no matter in what capacity.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

powerplay, 5on3, shootout practice. well that only took 3/4 of the season to try out. good job guys, could have been a good 14 points right there.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:06 AM

if he can't take contact, it means he's not cleared by the doctors, so no games no matter in what capacity.

Bro, the doctors a rangers fan. He'll go Booby Miles on us and inspire us to the finals.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

powerplay, 5on3, shootout practice. well that only took 3/4 of the season to try out. good job guys, could have been a good 14 points right there.

 

The Devils always practice the PP, so that's nothing new.  The Devils didn't practice the shootout before and it never mattered before.

 

I'm highly doubting taking 1 penalty shot at practice today will actually make anyone better or worse at the shootout.  I would guess it's more to try and mentally shake the team up, since it's a change.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Could he be??? would he be???? really super kovy back soon???

 

(man i swear he teach other guys where is top shelf today)


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

I'll take a one armed Kovy over a two handed Clarkson any day.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

Now, if only we could get Zach back.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

Manta dont start it again!!!!!!!! Zach is gone gone gone! for more monney that he will ever do!


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