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All-Star Break: Injuries and Festivities

Friday, 01.23.2009 / 9:40 AM / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
I know some people have been curious about Scott Walker and Niclas Wallin,  who both left the Canes' most recent game in Pittsburgh with injuries.

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It's very tough to say for sure since players all go their separate ways for vacations during the break and aren't at the rink or in the training room on a daily basis, but neither injury was believed to be too serious as of Tuesday night.

Wallin might miss a few games after the break with a possible recurrence of the ankle injury he suffered earlier in the year.  Those things are persistent, aren't they?  Tim Gleason has been struggling with a similar problem.  Of course, anyone who has ever rolled their ankle knows it's not unusual to have a setback now and then in the longer-term recovery process - both players have had them already.  The break comes at a good time for Wallin.

The team was being on the safe side with Walker, who got a little banged up but actually felt OK to return in the Pittsburgh game.  Don't expect him to miss any time.

As a programming note for the next few days, make sure you check out Mike Sundheim's All-Star blog if you haven't already.  He'll be updating throughout the weekend with the goings-on in Montreal.  We'll also have some live streaming video available on our site (front panel) of the following All-Star festivities, courtesy of the NHL:

Saturday
  • 10 a.m.-Noon -- Practice
  • 4-5:30 p.m. -- NHL Network Red Carpet Show
  • 9-10 p.m. (approximate) NHL Network Post Skills Comp show
Sunday
  • 3:00 pm (could change) Cisco All Access All-Star show
  • 4-5:30 p.m. -- All Star Pre Game Show
  • 9-10 p.m. (approximate) -- All Star Post Game Show

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