TRAINING CAMP: Los Angeles Kings star center Anze Kopitar looks awfully good in practice. What are the chances of him returning to the lineup in time for Saturday’s season opener? That and more, including comments from Jake Muzzin and Darryl Sutter, can be found here. Raw audio interviews also available.
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar appears be ahead of schedule in his recovery from an MCL sprain. Could he be back in the lineup for
the season opener on January 19, 2013?
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Just two days away from raising the Stanley Cup banner against the Chicago Blackhawks
in their season opener on January 19 at Staples Center
in Los Angeles, injured center Anze Kopitar
was skating hard in a full practice with no visible difficulty.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” said Kopitar, who suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee during his last game with Mora IK (Sweden). “I’ve had a couple of days of full practice with the team. It didn’t blow up on me, and it didn’t feel sore, so I guess I’m on the right track.”
“It’s a little uncomfortable because of my brace, but it’s just a matter of getting used to it, pretty much forgetting that I wear it,” added Kopitar. “Soreness or pain? There’s nothing there.”
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