Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday practice/injury update
By Mark Stepneski
FRISCO -- Here are a few notes - all of them injury related - from Friday's practice in Frisco. The Stars held just one practice, so there were a lot of players on the ice today.
Loui Eriksson, who left last night's game against Florida early after taking a hard hit, practiced today and appeared fine.
"He's OK. He's got a little bit of a bruise (in his thigh)," said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. "He's going to be fine."
Brenden Morrow (knee) went through a full practice today.
"He's very close to a full go," said Gulutzan. "We're not going to play him tomorrow because it is his first full practice today. We'd rather let him practice three or four more days. We're not worried about chemistry with him and Ribby (Mike Ribeiro)."
Jamie Benn (groin) and Adam Burish (groin) will not play Saturday.
"They're closer," said Gulutzan. "If this were regular season Benny would probably jump in, but Burish couldn't. Then again, we're in that same thing - why do it. We'll give them a couple more days."
Gulutzan did say that Burish, who is a little behind Benn in his recovery, should be ready by next Friday's season opener against Chicago.
As for Scott Glennie, who hasn't been on the ice since the second day of training camp in Prince Edward Island, he is out with concussion-like symptoms. Once he is cleared to return to action - and there is no timetable for when that might happen - he will be assigned to the Texas Stars of the AHL.