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Pominville Says Recovery On Schedule

Sabres forward Jason Pominville appeared on Canada’s RDS television last night and declared that his recovery from a severely cut tendon in his leg is on schedule.

Pominville sat down with a panel that included former NHL coaches and players Mario Tremblay, Michel Bergeron and Denis Gauthier.

You can check out the interview here, although you won’t get too much out of it unless you understand French.

Read on for a rundown of what Pominville revealed to the panel…

• Doctors have told him that his return to the ice is three months away.  This is in line with the original 4-6 month prognosis following the injury suffered during Game 5 vs. the Flyers.

• Pominville admitted that he came back too soon from his concussion following a hit from Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson in Buffalo’s third game of the 2010-11 season.  He confirmed that he failed the neuro-psych baseline test 2-3 times, and said he knew in his first game back after finally being cleared to play that he still didn’t feel 100% in his head.

• He doesn’t expect to be offered the Sabres captaincy but will not turn it down if asked.

• On a personal note, Pominville and his wife are expecting their second child in July.

Twitter: @DaveDavisHockey

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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003.  He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene.  Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.

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