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Karlsson Sighting!

Monday, 08.04.2013 / 1:01 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Karlsson Sighting!



Having a rough Monday? This should help. CBC Ottawa got video of Erik Karlsson (Yes, that one) skating at the Bell Sensplex today.

Regardless of what this means, it is a very good omen for the Sens.

UPDATE: Here's what Coach MacLean had to say about Erik skating after practice today.

The team has stayed pretty consistent in how they've handled the players returning from injury so it's not surprising to hear that from Coach MacLean. He has emphasized the process with each of the guys who have been out, and going forward we can expect the same vis-a-vis Karlsson.

Now, it is still a stretch as far as we know to say Erik could return this season (or even during the playoffs) but the fact he is on skates and getting around nicely bodes well for his recovery. He appears to be moving fairly well in this brief video and, for a player who depends so heavily on his skating ability, that is and was a big concern with this type of injury.

We knew in the immediate aftermath that Karlsson did have a positive outlook given the recoveries of other NHLers who have had similar injuries Teemu Selanne comes to mind but to see him physically working on it is very encouraging.

If and when we get more info on the nature of his workout today, we'll be sure to pass it along.

Here's the video.


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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
2 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
3 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
4 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
5 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
6 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
7 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
8 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 73 19 40 10 59
B. Ryan 69 18 35 9 53
K. Turris 73 21 31 0 52
M. Stone 71 18 33 15 51
M. Hoffman 70 26 20 20 46
M. Zibanejad 71 19 24 3 43
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
A. Chiasson 67 11 15 -4 26
D. Legwand 71 9 17 3 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Hammond 14 1 1 .938 1.92
C. Anderson 14 12 7 .925 2.44