Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/09/13 at 08:26 AM ET
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
People were stunned that the Senators would use a first-round pick to draft a 150-lb. defenceman from Sweden in the first place, never mind that, two years later and only a few meatballs heavier, the same kid would score 45 points in his rookie NHL season.
Nobody dreamed that, the very next October, at the tender age of 21, he would begin a march to the Norris Trophy, edging such imposing, polished veterans as Zdeno Chara and Shea Weber in voting done for the league's best blue-liner award.
But this? Really? This is something else.
Seven weeks after having his Achilles tendon sliced, Erik Karlsson has been on the ice with Senators skating coach Mark Power, making his way toward a comeback from an injury that's supposed to keep a normal human out of action for at least six months.
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