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Norfolk G Cedrick Desjardins (shoulder) out at least 10 days; D Marc-Andre Bergeron (knee) might play



Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman shed some light on the recent injuries to AHL Norfolk goaltender Cedrick Desjardins and defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.

Yzerman said Desjardins injured a shoulder on Sunday in a collision with a Charlotte player. He said he himself is waiting to get an update on any other tests Desjardins had but believes he will be out in the 10-day to two-week range. As for Bergeron, Yzerman said the injury to his right knee came on an knee-to-knee hit with a Charlotte player, the same knee that was surgically repaired over the summer.

"It was relatively minor. Everything is intact," Yzerman said. "Nothing is structurally wrong. I'm expecting him to be available for the weekend."

As for Mitch Fadden, a forward for ECHL Florida who is on blood thinners to battle a blood clot in his leg, Yzerman said he is "not necessarily" done for the season. "Right now we're expecting three months, which is, I guess, virtually the season, but there's potential it could be shorter than that," Yzerman said.

[Last modified: Saturday, February 19, 2011 12:15am]


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