A report in the LA Times yesterday indicated that Robyn Regehr was hoping to return to the ice at the Toyota Sports Center today in his attempt to return from a lower-body injury suffered in Game 1 against the Anaheim Ducks on May 3.
While it appears he is getting closer to returning to on-ice activities, Regehr did not skate today, and at the team’s media availability in El Segundo, coach Darryl Sutter described the nature of the injury.
“No, Robyn’s not skating. When Robyn’s ready to skate, he’ll skate,” Sutter said. “It’s a knee injury, and obviously he’ll make that decision. If he could play on one leg, he would, and he showed it to us last year in the playoffs, and I’ve seen enough in his career, our third time together, that if there was a way to skate, he’d be playing.”
Regehr did not return to action in the May 3 game after weathering a hit behind his net by the Ducks’ Teemu Selanne. At this point, there remains no firm timetable of the rugged defenseman’s return.