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Erik Karlsson On His Ankle And Surgery

from Ian Mendes of TSN,

“It’s hard to truly say exactly what is different. It feels like I have a leather piece in my one ankle and you can’t really move it,” Karlsson told a crowd of reporters. “It’s going to take some getting used to, but again, I think I can manage this pretty well right now.”

The usually indefatigable Karlsson was noticeably short on breath during the first few answers he gave to the media, a clear sign that his conditioning is not quite in mid-season form. But Wednesday marked the first time the perennial Norris Trophy candidate skated on consecutive days since undergoing his surgical procedure.

Karlsson then raised a few eyebrows by describing that procedure in more detail than he had in the past. 

“They took half of my ankle bone out and the part that is still there should be as normal possible,” Karlsson revealed. 

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added 4:16pm, video of Karlsson after practice today...

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