Stevens provides a Gaborik update

There will be much, much more after today’s rookie game concludes, but to start training camp coverage off, here’s John Stevens speaking about Marian Gaborik’s progress in attempting to return from an in-depth medical procedure for a chronic issue related to his left knee:

“You know what, until he’s healthy I really can’t tell you. They’re happy with the progress he’s making. He’s been skating, he’s been integrated into some practices non-contact, and they’re moving along. He is getting stronger. He’s not going to China with us. He’s going to stay here and continue his rehab here and keep progressing along. We’re going to mee with Matt Price and John Meyer and Chris Kingsley before we go just to see at what point he can be integrated into practices. We’re hoping that’s a little bit when we’re gone. But we’re going to take it each day. He skated today early by himself. He was on the ice at 7:00 this morning. Hes going to continue to skate, and he’s close to a point where he can get his timing back on top of his hockey conditioning.”

-Lead photo via Mike Stobe/NHLI

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