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Lydman's 2011-12 camp already in jeopardy

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08:33 AM ET 05.05 | Of all players who might miss next season's opener, this would be a shame. Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman underwent successful surgery Monday to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder and is expected to be fully recovered in five months, a club spokesman said. Based on the recovery timetable, it is possible that Lydman may not be ready for the start of the 2011-12 season when the Ducks head to his native Finland to face Buffalo on Oct. 7 in Helsinki. Lydman had been playing with the torn labrum for well over two months according to general manager Bob Murray. The veteran is coming off a strong season as his plus-32 rating put him in a three-way tie for second in the NHL behind Boston's Zdeno Chara. He also contributed three goals and 25 points.

The Orange County Register

Toni Lydman, Paul Hebert/Icon SMI Toni Lydman, Paul Hebert/Icon SMI
May 5, 2011  09:51 AM ET

......with that.

May 5, 2011  10:30 AM ET

Do all Finnish hockey player's first names end with the letter "i"?

May 5, 2011  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Do all Finnish hockey player's first names end with the letter "i"?

No but they're all big fans of "Wheel of Fortune" and have taken the phrase "I'd like to buy a vowel" to another level.

May 5, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Do all Finnish hockey player's first names end with the letter "i"?

Not realli.

May 5, 2011  02:33 PM ET

Teemu Selanne is Finnish. So no.

May 5, 2011  11:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Teemu Selanne is Finnish. So no.

So there's no 'I' in Teemu

May 6, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

So there's no 'I' in Teemu

That's good. :-)

 
May 9, 2011  11:21 AM ET

Man, hopefully we can get a full season of Lydman. If I remember correctly, when Lydman had bouts of dizziness early in the season (first 3, 4 games), we were horrendous. That was our worst hockey of the season until Lyd stepped in. He's our most consistent D-man, and maybe our toughest, so I would hate to lose him for the opener. GO DUCKS!

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