As previously posted, Erik Ersberg was back on this ice this morning after being out of practice for five days with a sore left hand. Ersberg said there were still some issues with flexibility in his hand/wrist, but he made it through the entire practice. Ersberg had been scheduled to play last Wednesday’s preseason opener at Colorado, but Terry Murray said today that he hadn’t decided if Ersberg would play in Tuesday’s preseason game against the Ducks at Staples Center.
“Because it was kind of a surprise to me that he was out there (in practice today), I’ll just take some time here to look it over and think about it,” Murray said. “But yes, I do want to get him in.”
So far, Jonathan Bernier has started twice and played five periods, Jonathan Quick has started once and played three periods and Jeff Zatkoff — assigned yesterday to Manchester — played one period.