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Max Pacioretty takes short skate

Updated: April 1, 2011, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Montreal's Max Pacioretty went for a short skate on his own before the Canadiens' practice Friday, his first since suffering a severe concussion.

He suffered the concussion and a fractured vertebra after getting hit by Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara on March 8.

The hit sent Pacioretty into a padded stanchion supporting a glass partition at Bell Centre.

Coach Jacques Martin said the short skate is the start of Pacioretty's rehabilitation.

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