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    Joni Pitkanen (heel surgery) is progressing well in his rehab and is optimistic about his recovery.
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    Pitkanen underwent the procedure during in mid-April. GM Jim Rutherford says the mobile defenseman is on schedule and it appears he'll be able to participate in training camp on some level. That said, this is an injury worth monitoring considering Pitkanen's skating ability is a huge part of his game. We'll be watching to see how he's recovering in camp before setting a draft value.
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    Doesn't look like he's healing well per THW article:

    http://thehockeywriters.com/joni-pit...r-ryan-murphy/
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    According to Pitkänen's wife, he's done. As in, forced to retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Username View Post
    According to Pitkänen's wife, he's done. As in, forced to retire.
    Wow, that's a bit definite all of a sudden. Source on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakkster View Post
    Wow, that's a bit definite all of a sudden. Source on that?
    A Finnish hockey "insider."

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    So no linky-link at all? Not even a forum post or blog comment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakkster View Post
    So no linky-link at all? Not even a forum post or blog comment?
    Only in Finnish.

    Take it with a grain of salt, but that's the rumor.

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    Yeah, like I said, it feels a bit sudden. Pitkanen's too young to just give up immediately. I would imagine he'd try a bunch of different treatments and whatnot before calling it quits.
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    Haven't heard any news yet about him being done. The latest I could find is that the Canes are waiting for the results of his scan:

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/...-pitkanen.html
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    I feel for the guy. It would suck to have an injury, roughly 5 months ago, and STILL be unable to put weight on it. That is not looking good.
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    #Canes captain Eric Staal said he's very concerned about Joni Pitkanen, who had CT scan on heel. Worry is about Pitkanen's career.

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    Can't find the link but I think I read somewhere that another player had this type of injury that Pitkanen has and it ended that player's career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grindin griers View Post
    Can't find the link but I think I read somewhere that another player had this type of injury that Pitkanen has and it ended that player's career.

    Found it!
    Wow. That's really sad. Peake can't even walk the length of the mall.

    BTW I really dodged a bullet. I also took him in a trade. Recently.
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    Chip Alexander ‏@ice_chip
    Canes GM Jim Rutherford says Joni Pitkanen will miss season

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    Rutherford said CT scan showed initial surgery was successful. But the stability was not there when Pitkanen tried to put weight on heel.

    http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=682069

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandalay View Post
    Chip Alexander ‏@ice_chip
    Canes GM Jim Rutherford says Joni Pitkanen will miss season

    Chip Alexander ‏@ice_chip
    Rutherford said CT scan showed initial surgery was successful. But the stability was not there when Pitkanen tried to put weight on heel.

    http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=682069

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    I was almost waiting for this announcement. Oh well he might be more useful to me for the whole year on the IR!

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