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When Matt Cooke's skate cut through Erik Karlsson's Achilles tendon back in February, hockey fans and writers universally assumed that it meant the end to the defenseman's 2013 season. Shockingly, Karlsson has not only returned to practicing with his team, but he is reportedly ready to return as soon as Thursday when the Senators battle the Washington Capitals.  Karlsson's status against the Capitals is yet to be determined (He says he has a "slim chance"), but the fact we're even talking about the defenseman playing in a game this season is pretty remarkable.  Karlsson suffered a 70% cut to his Achilles tendon. If that sentence alone isn't enough to make you cringe, here's video of the hit. Brutal.  Keep in mind that this gruesome injury happened in the middle of February. As we write this article it's April 24th, a little over two months after the injury and the following surgery. It's unfathomable that a man tha...
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