November 24, 2009 12:09 pm

Tuesday injury update

One more before takeoff…an injury report on both Jarret Stoll and Rob Scuderi. Both players will make the trip to Edmonton, although their status for tomorrow’s game is not known. Based on what Terry Murray said today, it seems fairly likely that both players will sit out. Here’s a quick interview with Scuderi, followed by some thoughts from Murray…

Question: How did it feel today?

SCUDERI: “I feel much better. The last couple days have been pretty frustrating, but I thought today was a really good day. I felt good on the ice. It always feels better to practice with the team instead of being out there by yourself.”

Question: It looked like you were able to skate pretty hard out there today…

SCUDERI: “I felt some discomfort, but that’s going to happen no matter when I come back. It’s just one of those injuries that’s going to take a while for it to completely heal. So you’ve just got to live with it. If I can deal with the discomfort, and still like I’m a plus to our team, then I want to play.”

Question: Terry estimated yesterday that you were at 75 percent. Is that a fair estimate?

SCUDERI: ”I’d say it’s slightly better than that today. It feels better every day. It’s tough to judge where you’re going to be tomorrow, but for the most part now I feel pretty good. If they feel that they would rather have another guy, who’s at 100 percent, that’s certainly their decision, and I think we have the depth to do that.”

Here’s what Terry Murray said the status of both Scuderi and Stoll…

MURRAY: “We’re going to bring Scuds and Stoll with us. They’re pretty close. They felt good after the skate today, but questionable for both games. I’m hoping for one of the two. Saying that, obviously the Vancouver game would probably be the better choice, so that we can get another day of practice in.”

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