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Radko Gudas Will Have Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Keith Ballard Unsure Of His Future

via Bryan Burns of TampaBayLightning.com.

Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday in Tampa.

A determination following surgery will be made on how long Gudas will be out of the Lightning lineup.

Gudas, 24, returned to Tampa on Sunday prior to the Lightning’s 4-2 victory in Ottawa. He is schedule to receive further examination after missing training sessions Friday and Saturday and three-straight games.

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

I wanted to quickly blog that defenseman Keith Ballard talked today for the first time since he sustained three facial fractures and a concussion Dec. 9 against the Islanders.

Ballard, 32, the Baudette native and former two-time Gophers national champ, is still experiencing symptoms and has done nothing other than taking walks since the injury. He admits that he’s not sure if he’ll ever play again. He said he’s going to let this play out before determining if he’ll return.

Ballard said during his last concussion that he’s worried about his future and wants to make sure he’s healthy in his post-hockey career as a husband and dad to two children.

He said that again today.

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Comments

alwaysaurie's avatar

Sad news on Ballard. Hopefully he retires healthy right now instead of risking what would likely be permanent problems from getting another concussion.

Also sad news on Gudas.

(ducks)

So, sue me. I like watching Gudas play.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 01/06/15 at 12:07 AM ET

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