Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 2/16/13

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
  Late on this but the following is a transcript of Bryan Murray's press conference to update the media on Erik Karlsson's status. Credit should be given to Murray for staying composed and keeping it together. He's essentially the antithesis of Eugene Melnyk.  As always, my thoughts will be in bold.  “First of all an update on Erik – he had surgery this morning. (It was a) seventy-percent cut of the Achilles tendon. Timeframe (for recovery) is three to four months. From our information, (the surgery) went well. It was a clean cut. Recovery is expected to be 100-percent but it does mean that his year is finished at this time.” Is anyone else shocked that Matt Cooke doesn’t coat his skate blades with poison? On fears of Karlsson maybe not being able to come back at 100-percent… “Yeah, well it was one of the concerns, there’s no question. Some of these damaged tendons take up to a year (to recover fully). Dr. Chow was the front doctor on this with a coupl...
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