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September 24, 2013 12:15 pm

Muzzin injury not serious

Darryl Sutter, on Jake Muzzin’s recent absence from practice:
Muzz tweaked his knee in Colorado. Just make sure before he skates again. It’s not serious.

Sutter, on the severity of the injury:
He’s fine. Just a mild sprain.

Sutter, on the injury being a “byproduct of training camp”:
You know what? Guys pull muscles, i don’t like it. If our guys block a shot and get hurt, that’s all right. If you get hurt in contact, that’s training camp. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have it.

Sutter, on a claim that players came to camp in excellent shape, as indicated by testing:
Well, they haven’t done that here for a number of years, so there was no base of it. We wanted to do it last year. A lot of the physiological part of it – it hadn’t been done here. So there was no baseline or nothing to go off of. Really, I’m doing it on what other teams have done, not what this team had done…Well, the only guys that they had done it with was, quite honest, the kids in Manch last year, because that’s when they had training camp. We would have done it last year, obviously, but with the lockout, we didn’t.

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