Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/02/12 at 07:50 PM ET
from Ben Kuzma of the White Towel at the Vancouver Province,
Last week, it was suggested by general manager Mike Gillis on the TEAM 1040 that Kesler was “slightly ahead” of schedule from May 8 shoulder surgery. It may have given the impression that if start of the season isn’t jeopardized by failure to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the Vancouver Canucks centre would perhaps return in October — even though the sixth-month recovery window would be Nov. 8. That’s simply not the case, according to his agent.
“It’s not happening,” Overhardt said Thursday. “He’s not ahead of schedule and there’s no rushing him back. He’s on course to return in December and he’s not returning until he’s 100 per cent. Don’t expect him until December.”
That’s not the only issue with Kesler. He also had minor surgery on his left wrist June 27. Two days later on his Twitter account, a group picture showed Kesler in a sling and his wrist in a cast with a caption that read: ‘Great times in Michigan.’
“He had been experiencing some mild discomfort and had some tendon issues that needed to be cleaned up,” confirmed Canucks assistant general manager Laurence Gilman.
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