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by Paul on 07/16/12 at 11:01 AM ET
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Three months after Halak left the ice in Game 2 of the Blues’ series against San Jose, he is still not 100 percent recovered from teammate Barret Jackman inadvertently barreling into him in the crease.
The Blues referred to it only as a lower-body injury during the playoffs and ruled Halak out two games at a time to avoid distraction. But following the club’s second-round loss to Los Angeles, team officials acknowledged that Halak had suffered a high-ankle sprain on his left leg.
The injury, which has a history of lingering on with professional athletes, is defined as a “disruption of thick connective tissue between the tibia and fibula above the ankle joint.”
In June, the Blues listed “early July” as the target for Halak to be cleared for activity, but now Saturday is the date that has been set for him to be cleared for activity.
“He’s still experiencing a little bit of ... I don’t want to say pain, but a little discomfort when he does some movement,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said.
If you need a refresher on how the injury occurred, you can watch it below…
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