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Report: Semin returning to U.S. to rehab surgically repaired wrist

Aug 9, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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Alexander Semin‘s recovery from offseason wrist surgery is moving along slowly.

According to Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports, Semin has not recovered fully from surgery and will be returning to the United States to complete his rehab. He had the operation done after the season ended.

The Hurricanes’ hope when he had his wrist repaired was that he’d be ready for training camp. It’s unknown if the slow recovery will end up causing him to miss any time when camp opens in mid-September.

Last season, Semin had 22 goals and 42 points in 65 games and was added to Russia’s Olympic team after originally not being selected. He’s entering the second season of a five-year, $35 million deal he signed with the Hurricanes.

  1. vbcaps - Aug 9, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    He got skill but glad caps didn’t sign him long term, that wrist been nagging him for years

  2. storminator16 - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    If Semin’s wrist nags him like it did last season, you can almost kiss the Canes’ season away already. They can not have a repeat of last season or its hello to another top 5 pick. Wait, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing for summer of 2015…

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