Any idea on the situation with Tank and how that's progressing?
Earlier this week on 101 ESPN, JR said that he was still experiencing concussion symptoms and is 'not close to returning.' On top of that, I heard Backes on the Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast say that the initial hit gave Senko whiplash or something like that.
They said he did start riding a bike yesterday...so that means he could be with-in a week of returning to practice in a week or two...then figure at least another week of no contact and add a week or two of full practice and conditioning. Personally, I think we'd be lucky to see him back on the ice before April first, but we have a lot of games the final week of March so I'm sure they'd love to have him back by the 26th.....but 23 days when he's not even cleared to skate yet sounds a bit 'aggressive'.
We're really still in a wait and see mode IMO. Don't forget, in about 25% of these cases (in all sports) the player suffers set backs (return of some symptoms) and set's it back even further.
Personally I'm just looking at him as a fresh set of legs for the playoff push and in the playoffs, not expecting anything else....if he hits the ice in March, I'll consider it a bonus.
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