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Karlsson’s moved on from injury: ‘It’s done and it’s happened’

Jan 21, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 17, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Senators 4-3.
(May 16, 2013 - Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk may not have stopped trying to prove Matt Cooke’s guilt, but the guy who actually had his Achilles tendon sliced, Erik Karlsson, wants to move on.

“It’s almost a year now,” said Karlsson, per the Ottawa Sun. “You can’t think about that stuff anymore. It’s done and it’s happened. It’s always going to be a part of me, but it’s something I rarely think about anymore.”

Karlsson did, however, say he respects Melnyk’s — well, let’s call it enthusiasm — for pursuing the matter further.

“He is a very emotional guy and he cares about this team deeply,” said Karlsson. “He’s always had our back. If he’s done something he wants to do and move forward with that’s totally up to him. That’s not something I’m involved in.”

  1. lowenni - Jan 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    If Karlsson wants this over with the Melnyk should take note. He should respect Erik’s opinion since HE’S the one who got cut by the skate, and just say “if that’s what you want, you got it”. It’s better for all parties–Cooke, Karlsson, the Wild, and the Senators–to let this go.

  2. 950003cups - Jan 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Melnyk had a meeting with Karlsson over his comment. I had the privilege of getting a copy of the security surveillance video. Allow me to share.

  3. benrob99 - Jan 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Melnyk is a buffoon. I feel bad for Karlsson for having to be associated with an idiot like that.

    • joey4id - Jan 22, 2014 at 6:20 AM

      Here’s $5.5 million reasons for not feeling bad for Karlsson.

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