Canucks winger Mason Raymond cleared another hurdle in his comeback from a broken vertebra during last spring’s Stanley Cup Final.
He is back on the ice with his teammates, cleared to practice and absorb contact. He may still be a few weeks away from playing, but his recovery is nearly complete.
“One thing is a practice and a game is another thing," Raymond told The Vancouver Province following Wednesday’s practice. “I can't put a timeline on when I feel I can come back and frankly I feel like I've got a long ways to go. To get into game shape, to get in to mental shape and being cleared for contact, I've got a lot of hurdles to clear. But as far as Day 1 goes, I was pleased.”
Winger Alex Burrows remains sidelined by back spasms suffered during the game at St. Louis last Friday. In his absence, Jannik Hansen has had the pleasure of playing with the Sedin twins in the top line.