Noticed all these guys taking days off to rest? There's a reason.

"I told all the guys to be upfront with all their injuries," coach Scott Gordon said. "Don't put yourself in a situation where you set yourself back."

With ample time before their first pre-season game Wednesday, Gordon said he would rather see "a short-term injury versus a long-term injury."

Hence today's group that was absent from the ice: P.A. Parenteau, Frans Nielsen, Doug Weight, Rob Schremp, Trent Hunter. All are nursing sore groins/hip flexors.

As for Kyle Okposo, Gordon didn't sound too concerned, describing it as simply a day of for a sore shoulder.


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