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Report: Ohlund’s rehabbing, but future remains uncertain

Oct 13, 2012, 9:37 PM EST

Mattias Ohlund #5 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at St Pete Times Forum on May 21, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.
(May 20, 2011 - Source: Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Mattias Ohlund didn’t play at all last season and even if the lockout ended today, he wouldn’t be able to play.

He underwent serious knee surgery over the summer and his future is still very much in doubt. He’s rehabbing, but he won’t necessarily be able to continue his hockey career, according to the Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson.

Ohlund previously reinforced the fact that he still has hope, but at the time he admitted that he doesn’t know what the “end result will be.”

Ohlund turned 36 on Sept. 9, but he does have four seasons left on his contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, including the 2012-13 campaign. He comes with a cap hit of $3,607,143, but his contract was somewhat front-loaded, so he was scheduled to earn $5 million this season compared to $3 million over the final two years of the deal.

  1. muttbolts - Oct 14, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Love this guy. Teams knew to keep head up when he’s on the ice. Good luck ohlund,I see him hanging up the skates as a Canuck though.

  2. txhockeydad - Oct 14, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    Yeah, Ohlund. Leg injuries are the worst – just ask Mikko Koivu. Karma stinks, don’t it?

    • davebabychreturns - Oct 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      LOL – Ohlund’s cheap shot on Koivu was karma in action. Wonder if Mikko still likes to skate around the rink with his elbows up? Certainly not when Ohlie’s on the ice.

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