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Knuble skating for first time

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Mike Knuble is on the ice right now — it is his first time skating since having “multiple breaks” his left pinky finger. He got the stitches out yesterday, and today was the first day he was allowed on the ice.

Knuble said he thought it might just be dislocated when it happened, but then he pulled his glove off and it was “sticking out sideways.” He had six screws and a plate put in his finger, and he’s been limited to riding a bike to this point.

He said he was originally targeting Dec. 5 at Philadelphia for his return, but Knuble is on LTI and isn’t eligible to come off until Dec. 8. So now his target is Dec. 9 at Buffalo.

This isn’t the first finger injury for Knuble — he had four screws put in his left middle finger earlier in his career, and the scar is still pretty evident two fingers over from his current problem.

One more pesudo-injury update: Alexander Semin walked into the dressing room today with a different kind of brace on his right wrist (sorry, no photos this time). This one didn’t cover up his hand like the one from last week. He had clearly been working out, but that’s all I got — the whole language barrier and all. 

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