Anaheim Ducks winger Jason Blake could return to action as early as Wednesday, according to the Orange County Register.
Blake, who has been out since cutting his wrist on a skate on October 14, is practicing regularly and head coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters he expects to see Blake on the ice either Wednesday, versus the San Jose Sharks, or Friday, against the New York Islanders.
Blake’s original time table called for a mid-January return. He has played in only three games this year and boasts a minus-1 rating.
The Ducks are also expecting to return center Saku Koivu next Friday. He’s been out with a groin injury since Dec. 8 and has five goals and 10 assists on the season.