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08:31 AM ET 04.12 | Ray Emery says he still has a little ways to go. Emery's readiness for game action is still in question as he is still trying to recover from a lower-body injury, putting into question his availability for a potential Game 1 start against Nashville on Wednesday night. Emery hasn't played since he had to pull himself out midway through a start against San Jose last week. On Monday, he said that he didn't think he would be able to play if the Ducks had a game. ... "As soon as I feel comfortable and I can contribute, I'll make myself available to play." Emery skated briefly before the club's practice and then had a longer session afterward, where he took shots in goal. "We'll see if he has a decent day," Coach Randy Carlyle said. "He'll probably skate with our team tomorrow if so."

The Orange County Register

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April 12, 2011  08:54 AM ET

Maybe "not" the happiest place on earth.

April 12, 2011  08:58 AM ET

I dunno, seems like Emery has rarely been playoff ready, even when he was healthy.

April 12, 2011  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I dunno, seems like Emery has rarely been playoff ready, even when he was healthy.

In the past, for sure. Now, I don't think its possible to question his desire after making the comeback he did this year. My vote for the Masterton this year, in fact.

April 12, 2011  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I dunno, seems like Emery has rarely been playoff ready, even when he was healthy.

"Playoff ready" would deffinetely be a new experience for Emery.

April 12, 2011  10:19 AM ET

I doubt his hip will hold. I am hopeful for him though. Most people who sustain the kind of injury to a hip that he had worry about being able to walk around, much less play a professional sport, much less play a professional sport at a high level. His comeback this year is one of the few "feel good" stories we've had in a season full of injuries and cheap shots. I hope he can make good on it if this is indeed his last go round.

April 12, 2011  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I doubt his hip will hold. I am hopeful for him though. Most people who sustain the kind of injury to a hip that he had worry about being able to walk around, much less play a professional sport, much less play a professional sport at a high level. His comeback this year is one of the few "feel good" stories we've had in a season full of injuries and cheap shots. I hope he can make good on it if this is indeed his last go round.

Great point. I join you in those good wishes!

April 12, 2011  10:32 AM ET

They are my Cup pick, he better be back!

What's with Hiller though, is he done for the year for sure?

April 12, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I dunno, seems like Emery has rarely been playoff ready, even when he was healthy.

too much pressure?

April 12, 2011  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I doubt his hip will hold. I am hopeful for him though. Most people who sustain the kind of injury to a hip that he had worry about being able to walk around, much less play a professional sport, much less play a professional sport at a high level. His comeback this year is one of the few "feel good" stories we've had in a season full of injuries and cheap shots. I hope he can make good on it if this is indeed his last go round.

agree that his comeback was a good story in a year marred by head shots, inconsistent officiating (top to bottom), and Buttramm's Phoenix problems

April 12, 2011  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They are my Cup pick, he better be back!What's with Hiller though, is he done for the year for sure?

last I heard was that he was not symptom-free of the vertigo, and there was no timetable

April 12, 2011  12:12 PM ET
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last I heard was that he was not symptom-free of the vertigo, and there was no timetable

Sounds like either is Argos if thats his pick.

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April 12, 2011  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Sounds like either is Argos if thats his pick.

Beware the Ducks.

April 12, 2011  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Beware the Ducks.

I agree. Even Teemu Selanne's getting feisty. Although he's on pace to have another fight in 18 years when he's 58. But still.....

April 12, 2011  01:52 PM ET

Nasville has chronic inability to score lots of goals trouble- the tender issue in Anaheim may be just the thing they need to take the series.

April 12, 2011  04:18 PM ET
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Nasville has chronic inability to score lots of goals trouble- the tender issue in Anaheim may be just the thing they need to take the series.

The O'Brien wants to win. He really wants to get another shot at the Canucks.

But The Line will prevail. I think Corey Perry will have 6 goals by the end of the series. And The Line will be 1,2,3 in the scoring....

April 12, 2011  05:18 PM ET
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The O'Brien wants to win. He really wants to get another shot at the Canucks.But The Line will prevail. I think Corey Perry will have 6 goals by the end of the series. And The Line will be 1,2,3 in the scoring....

Best top 6 forwards in the playofsf-goalie situation the achilles heal though...

April 12, 2011  05:41 PM ET

Is it tomorrow yet?

April 12, 2011  05:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#24):

Is it tomorrow yet?

It seems like it's still the day before yesterday. I want 'em to start but I'm still dreading them!!

:-(

 
April 12, 2011  10:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#24):

Is it tomorrow yet?

Nope. Still alert here. Tomorrow will be a fuzzy morning...l.

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