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November 24, 2010 12:15 pm

Injury update

A couple people have asked about updates on Willie Mitchell (broken wrist) and Alexei Ponikarovsky (broken finger). There’s really no change. The initial timetable was at least four weeks on both players, in terms of returning to health, and it’s been slightly more than two weeks. I’m told that Mitchell has been on the ice — not 100-percent sure about Ponikarovsky, but i believe he has been as well — and the target date for Mitchell is perhaps Dec. 4 or Dec. 9, although that’s very fluid and that would be a little on the optimistic side, in terms of the initial diagnosis.

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