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Everyone around Ryan Kesler believes he is going to make a full recovery. His surgeon, Dr. Marc Phillipon, a renowned hip specialist who has treated stars like Alex Rodriguez, Greg Norman, Mario Lemieux and, most recently, elite sprinter Tyson Gay, believes he should be “as good as new.”
All of the news for Kesler following last week’s surgery is encouraging. He’s a quick healer and he’s been through this before.
Teemu Selanne has reportedly told a Finnish newspaper that he will wait until September to make a final decision on playing with the Ducks in 2011-12.
Ilta-Sanomat, Finland’s second-largest newspaper, caught up with Selanne on Wednesday and the winger reportedly said that he wants more time to make sure that his knee heals properly after it was revealed by Ducks GM Bob Murray over the summer that it bothered the high-scoring forward through much of last season.
We’ve reached the dog days of summer where news like Patrick Lalime/Chris Osgood retiring is the biggest hockey news out there to chew on – so I thought maybe it’d be a good time for us to all get to know a little more about one another and why we love the teams that we love – and it’s not because “they’re awesome” – that’s the casual fans response.
It’s been a bumpy road for Evgeni Nabokov of late.
Nabokov finished second in the NHL in wins with 44 with the San Jose Sharks in a career year in 2009-10, finishing tied for fourth in Vezina Trophy voting.
He struggled in the postseason, however, leading the Sharks to turn to Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki in goal and Nabokov to hit free agency as one of many goalies available on July 1.
Russian centre Alexei Yashin is considering a return to the National Hockey League with the New York Islanders according to a report by Canadian sports broadcaster TSN.
The Islanders confirmed on Friday that Yashin and his agent Mark Gandler have been in discussions with the NHL club and may make his return from the KHL this season.