Stars center Tyler Seguin returned to practice on Monday for the first time since suffering a nasty cut to his Achilles on March 17, and has not yet been ruled out of Game One of the playoffs against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
“It felt good being around the guys and out there around bodies,” Seguin told the team’s official website. “I said to our trainer after the first five minutes, my eyes are a little watery seeing so many bodies around here. I was definitely excited to get back out there, being around the guys in the locker room and seeing how it felt.”
Meanwhile, Stars’ coach Lindy Ruff tapped the brakes on the enthusiasm some by pointing out Monday was a light skate. But Ruff knows that light skate marks a step in the right direction for the All-Star.
“I thought he got through [practice] okay. It’s hard to tell. It was a light skate. I don’t think he was at full speed, but it was good to see him back out there,” Ruff said. “We just go day to day. Not going to rule him out but I can’t tell you he is in right now. …
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“Today was the next step. When he can go 100 percent, go full out then we’ll know where he is. Maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday. Today was a good step in the right direction.”