Max Pacioretty could return for playoffs

Updated: March 18, 2011, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Martin said Max Pacioretty might be able to return from his neck injury in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Team doctors told Martin that Pacioretty can resume training, with contact, in three to five weeks. After another week of rest, he will begin rehab. The playoffs begin April 13.

It's "good news that he'll be able to practice," especially because it looked as if "his career was in danger," Martin said Thursday.

Pacioretty suffered ...

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