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Kesler Won’t Be Ready To Play Until Early 2013

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, 

Ryan Kesler’s targeted return from offseason left shoulder and wrist surgeries has been pushed back to January — a month later than what the Vancouver Canucks centre predicted during the summer.

“That was before the (June 27) wrist surgery,” Kesler said Monday, following his first on-ice rehabbing session at UBC with Canucks strength and conditioning coach Glenn Carnegie. “I’m going to be re-evaluated at the Cleveland Clinic in early December, but the wrist really hampered the shoulder (May 8 surgery). I couldn’t do much for eight weeks.

“I’m pretty banged up. I can’t shoot or stickhandle yet. Strength-wise, healing the shoulder is going to be pretty tedious the next few months. I’m pretty far behind.

“I saw the doctor a week ago in Cleveland and my strength is so far behind with my wrist. If I had my shoulder surgery on the right side, it might have helped a bit. It’s going to take time, but time heals everything. And because I’m injured, I can’t have contact and I can’t shoot, so I would be pretty useless out there if I skated with them [teammates] now.”

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