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November 26, 2011 2:00 pm

Martinez, Penner injury updates

There continues to be slow, steady progress for injured players Dustin Penner and Alec Martinez. Penner, who will miss his seventh consecutive game tonight with a hand injury, could possibly be cleared for full-contact practice when he sees a doctor tonight. Martinez, who has been out since a big shoulder-to-boards check against Minnesota on Nov. 12, has been practicing in a no-contact jersey. Incidentally, there has not been a single sighting of Scott Parse since his latest injury. Here’s the update from Murray on Martinez and Penner…

(on Martinez…)
MURRAY: “It’s getting better. The rehab is coming along. He’s pain-free, but it’s a matter of probably another week or so before he’s going to get a second opinion from the doctor and get the green light to start to get contact.’’

(on Penner…)
MURRAY: “He’s going to get checked tonight. He will get an X-ray done at the game tonight, from our doctor, and have an opinion to see if now he can participate in regular practice, get in with contact. We’ll see where it goes from there.’’

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