Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/12/07 at 09:00 AM ET
from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Talking informally Tuesday about how good he feels, Legace said he’s not worried about remaining healthy the rest of the season but added he’ll have postseason surgery to put a “plug” in his right knee. That’s the same knee on which Legace had arthroscopic surgery last spring to repair cartilage.
“I have a defect in my bone and my cartilage,” Legace said. “We knew about (the defect) before we went into the surgery last year ... the consensus was that it wasn’t big enough that the plug was necessary.”
“So, we hoped it would be OK like it was last season, and it ended up that it got a little worse over the summer,” Legace said. “The cartilage probably wore away to the bone. If it wasn’t for these Don Joy braces, I don’t think I could play. But if I jam it too hard, it just swells right up.”
Davidson was caught off guard by Legace’s certainty that he’d need surgery.
“I would think that at the end of the season, he’d re-evaluate the situation and see if he needs surgery or not. As far as I know, I don’t think there’s anything in stone,” Davidson said.
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