Last season veteran hockey player Mikael Samuelsson underwent sports hernia/adductor surgery and on Thursday he was forced to sit out during his teams game against the Nashville Predators after complaining about post-surgery soreness.
The missed game came as a surprise after Mikael offered a full practice with his team on Wednesday and even performed a number of reps with the first-unit power play.
Speaking for his player head coach Alain Vigneault said:
“Mikael is getting a maintenance day,” while adding, “He was 100 percent during training camp and for the first couple of days but lately he’s been feeling just a little bit stiff. So we’re going to keep him off.”
Given the “stiffness” diagnosis there’s a good chance Mikael will be back on the ice in time for the teams next game.