Jarret Stoll, recovering from a strained groin, participated in this morning’s optional skate, but when asked if he thought it was possible that he could play Wednesday or Thursday, Stoll said, “That’s pretty close. Probably not, no.” But Stoll said he felt good on the ice this morning, and Terry Murray said it’s possible that Stoll will accompany the team on the road and continue skating in practices.
STOLL: “There’s no pain. I just want to make sure that the strength is there and slowly, gradually, do more and more skating and more and more drills, get into some practices and then I should be good to go. But I just want to be smart with it, to make sure that this time, when I come back, it’s fully healed and I’ll be playing until the end of the season, until we’re done, hopefully sometime in June.”
As for Justin Williams, there’s still no official timetable for his return from a broken leg, but here’s what Murray said today about Williams…
MURRAY: “The plan is for some kind of procedure to be done early this afternoon. I think it all depends, obviously, on what the doctor is going to see when he gets the x-rays and gets his hands on them. … He’s pretty emotional about this injury, and I guess I have to be understanding of that, when it’s going to be a long, probably three months that he’s going to be on the sideline.”