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Karlsson still out



It looked like Andreas Karlsson (abdominal strain) was on his way back to the lineup when he took part in Monday's practice. But the left wing missed Tuesday's workout.

"He's in the tub,'' coach John Tortorella said. "Where he goes from there, I don't know.''

Tortorella said it matter-of-factly, but knowing the coach, there was a lot of frustration there. And it goes back to last season, when Karlsson strained a groin in the season's first game, missed five games and spent a considerably longer period of time in Torts' dog house.

Mathieu Darche, who has been playing in Karlsson's place, apparently will have at least one more game to prove he belongs. Haven't seen a heck of a lot there yet. Darche averaged 8:03 of ice time his first two games with one shot on goal. 

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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