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Montreal’s Eller resumes skating

May 8, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT


Canadiens forward Lars Eller resumed skating on Wednesday, just six days after suffering a concussion, facial and dental fractures on a devastating hit from Ottawa’s Eric Gryba.

Eller took to the Habs’ practice facility in Brossard, Quebec around 11 a.m. ET, according to Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse.

There was no word on how long the 24-year-old skated for, or how his recovery is going.

While it seems unlikely he’ll return anytime soon — Eller was stretchered off the ice in Game 1 after losing consciousness — going for a skate had to be a positive sign for both he and the organization.

The Dane’s absence is being felt by the Canadiens right now. He posted a career-high 30 points in 46 games this season and was averaging close to 15 minutes a night with the Habs.

Eller was also third on the team in assists (22) this year and had a plus-8 rating.

  1. viking28 - May 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    get well Lars!

  2. bardown66 - May 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Good for him. Had no issue with the hit but that was a vicious result. Never like to see that, unless its Sean Avery on the receiving end of course.

  3. mornelithe - May 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    The ice should’ve been suspended for an illegal hit to the head, just sayin’.

  4. nosefacekillah - May 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    He is a hockey player! Wishing for full recovery.

  5. bman7206 - May 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Any word on Gryba’s arraignment date yet?

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      Moron. Boston mayor tried to pull the same stunt in the 70s. So Montreal is hardly the first city to consider this. Move on.

  6. killerpgh - May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I wonder if Dr. Mark Recchi thinks he is faking it.

    • matt14gg - May 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      It would be great to find out, someone should give him a ring. Oh wait, he already has three, including one with a BIG B on it….Ha Ha, get it Habs fans?

  7. titansbro - May 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Facial fractures & dude is skating again? Lol… do you Montreal… do you.

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