Here’s what Jack Johnson said today about his status, followed by Terry Murray’s thoughts…
Question: How do you feel today?
JOHNSON: “I skated today. It’s going to take a few days before I feel good again. Hopefully it feels good sooner than later.”
Question: Will you be able to play tomorrow?
JOHNSON: “I don’t know. I don’t know yet. I’d like to think so, but I have to make the smart decision for the long term. Hopefully I can, but we’ll see.”
Question: Were you limited in any way today?
JOHNSON: “I didn’t push it. I didn’t do any shooting or anything, just because I’m not worried about practice, I’m worried about the game. So there’s no sense in pushing it.”
QUestion: Just an upper-body injury, then?
JOHNSON: “I’ve got a sore arm. Hopefully it’s something that will get better each day. I’m just hoping it gets better sooner than later.”
Question: There had to be some relief that it wasn’t worse…
JOHNSON: “I knew, at the time, it wasn’t something too serious. But I knew it wasn’t good, in terms of today and tomorrow. I just hope it’s something that gets better sooner than later.”
Here’s what Murray said…
Question: Do you think Johnson will be able to play?
MURRAY: “No, I don’t know for sure. He wasn’t really shooting or passing the puck as hard as he normally would. There’s some soreness there. We’ll see how he’s getting through the day, and get an update tonight. Hopefully, we can know by tomorrow morning whether he’s in or out, and not have to wait until game time.”
Question: But it doesn’t look like something long-term?
MURRAY: “No, I don’t think so.”