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Injury notes: Edmonton’s Smid leaves Czech team, Minnesota’s Spurgeon recovering well

Dec 19, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

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A couple of injury notes to pass your way…

Smid back in Oil Country

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smid has left Czech Extraliga team Liberec after sustaining a knee injury.

Smid, 26, returned to Edmonton to have the knee examined, though the Oilers made it clear Smid was looked at by local doctors, not the team’s medical staff.

The injury has been diagnosed as a sprain and there is talk Smid could return to the Czech Republic following the holiday break.

Smid had discovered an offensive flair prior to the injury. In 22 games for Liberec he scored 2G-12A-14PTS — solid production, considering his single-season high for points in the NHL is 15.

Spurgeon getting better

Minnesota Wild blueliner Jared Spurgeon is recovering well from a groin injury suffered while playing for the SCL Tigers of the Swiss League, the Minnesota Tribune-Review reports.

Spurgeon strained his groin in early December and quickly returned to North America to rehab. His agent, Eustace King, told the Tribune-Review that if NHL training camps opened on Jan. 1, Spurgeon would be close to being ready for action.

The 23-year-old rearguard also hasn’t ruled out a return to Switzerland, though his contract does expire in January.

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