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Nugent-Hopkins’ shoulder rehab is ‘going really well so far’

Jun 9, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins AP

While the Oilers were busy firing coach Ralph Krueger yesterday, they had good news elsewhere about star center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Hopkins is recovering from shoulder surgery he had in late-April and he’s happy with how things are progressing in rehab. CHED’s Dan Tencer shared a couple items via Twitter about his recovery.

“We’re not going to push it too much, but things are going really well so far,” Hopkins said.

The Oilers young star says he’s got a couple steps left before he can start shooting pucks but figures he’ll reach that step in another month.

Provided he comes back without issue and his shoulder fully healed, he along with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle give the Oilers a dynamic young attack. Hopkins and Hall alike have each run into injury problems early in their careers.

At this rate, it appears Hopkins should be ready to go for the start of the season.

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