Injury Ward: Pre-Season Edition





September is here, which means hockey pool drafts are starting up. The off-season is over and hopefully so is most injured players rehab. Here is the latest injury updates:


BOSTON Chris Kelly is focused on a strong training camp and a healthy, optimistic start to season. He doesn't expect to have any limitations when camp opens. He is cleared to take contact and partake in battle drills.


BOSTON  – Adam McQuaid recently began skating again, but he believes he'll be ready for the start of the season. "I think so, I really do," McQuaid said. "I'm feeling good and I'm finally to a point where I can push it. We still have a month before the season starts, and I look at where I was a month ago to where I'm at now, I do feel really good about it."


CALGARYJonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in July. “I talked to him the other day and he’s back, 100 percent, skating, working out,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving told the Calgary Herald on Thursday. “He’s been back in his routine, fully functional, and no issues.”


CAROLINA Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a "core muscle injury" and GM Ron Francis expects him to be ready for training camp. "The word 'surgery' never sounds good. But it would have been something that would have probably plagued me throughout the season if I didn't get it fixed," Staal said. "I had the opportunity to get it done quickly, and now it's about rehabbing properly and making sure I'm back to 100 percent for the start of training camp."<