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Poile gives update on injured players

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile addressed the media on Thursday afternoon and began by giving an injury update on  the numerous amount of players that had suffered an injury. Here are the updates…

Gabriel Bourque…

“Gabriel Bourque, who had the MCL and missed the last couple weeks of the season. He has been skating, and he’s all set, and he’s been cleared and he’s gone home, and he’ll be 100 percent when it comes to training camp,” Poile said.

Brandon Yip…

“Brandon Yip missed the last three or four weeks with a knee situation. He’s 100 percent and been cleared and sent home,” Poile said.

Sergei Kostitsyn…

Sergei Kostitsyn  had an MCL with his knee in the last game of the season, and he has been skating the last couple days, skated very hard today. I would suspect in the next couple days he will be cleared and will be on his way home and will be ready to go for next year,” Poile said.

Paul Gaustad/Matt Halischuk…

“Two shoulder situations, [Paul] Gaustad and [Matt] Halischuk. Halischuk was hurt in the Detroit game with three games to go. Those are both four-month situations, and they should both be ready for training camp,” Poile said.

Colin Wilson…

“Colin Wilson, who had one shoulder operated on three weeks ago, had his second shoulder operated on Monday. His four months now starts from this Monday if you look at the dates. He should be ready to go by training camp is our hope and expectation, and the doctor is pretty confident of that,” Poile said.

Pekka Rinne…

“Pekka Rinne had a hip arthroscopy [Wednesday]. This is a situation that we were aware of last year. I think this just goes to the position that he’s playing. The wear and tear that I think the goaltenders and their current style of play is. This is an operation that many, many players in the NHL have had, including two prominent goaltenders in Niklas Backstrom and Tim Thomas,” Poile said.

The two that stand out are Wilson and Rinne. It was announced a few weeks ago that Wilson had undergone shoulder surgery for his right shoulder and would be rehabbing all summer long with the expectation of being ready for training camp. News that Wilson had the same procedure done on his left shoulder was surprising, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.

Rinne’s injury will also be a four-month recovery process. Poile said that the procedure was done on Rinne’s left hip, and that he probably could have gone another year before doing something about it. However, Rinne and the Predators felt it was best to take care of the issue now for the long-term health of his career and his life after hockey. Poile also said that Rinne absolutely could have played if the Predators had made the playoffs.

 
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