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June 24, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The headaches and dizziness stemming from a three-month battle against post-concussion syndrome are now distant memories for Mighty Duck captain Paul Kariya. He said Tuesday his off-season workouts are going well and he is looking forward to his fifth NHL season. "Before, I couldn't remember the last time I felt good," Kariya said. "Now, I can't remember the last time I felt bad." Kariya, who was injured when he was cross-checked in the jaw by Chicago defenseman Gary Suter on Feb.
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January 1, 2000 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Tests indicated center Steve Rucchin has an infection, which is responsible for the swelling in his left ankle. A bruise caused by a shot off his skate boot in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers compounded the problem, according to Coach Craig Hartsburg. The good news for the Ducks is that Rucchin did not suffer a fracture or ligament or tendon damage. A blister caused the infection.
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February 3, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after suffering a mild concussion, Mighty Duck winger Paul Kariya could not practice and would not comment about the cross-check to the jaw from Chicago Blackhawk defenseman Gary Suter. The videotape of the incident reached the New York offices of the NHL by Monday afternoon, but there was no decision on whether Suter would suspended or fined. The Ducks hope to get a favorable response today from Brian Burke, NHL director of hockey operations.
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November 24, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Teemu Selanne took another step toward rejoining the Duck lineup, skating at about 80% effort during Monday's practice. The Ducks do not practice today, so the final test will be at Wednesday morning's skate in Detroit. If Selanne's strained right thigh is sound, he will be in the lineup against the Red Wings that night. "It looks as if he's a go," Coach Craig Hartsburg said of Selanne, who has missed six consecutive games.
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November 24, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Teemu Selanne took another step toward rejoining the Duck lineup, skating at about 80% effort during Monday's practice. The Ducks do not practice today, so the final test will be at Wednesday morning's skate in Detroit. If Selanne's strained right thigh is sound, he will be in the lineup against the Red Wings that night. "It looks as if he's a go," Coach Craig Hartsburg said of Selanne, who has missed six consecutive games.
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January 1, 2000 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Tests indicated center Steve Rucchin has an infection, which is responsible for the swelling in his left ankle. A bruise caused by a shot off his skate boot in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers compounded the problem, according to Coach Craig Hartsburg. The good news for the Ducks is that Rucchin did not suffer a fracture or ligament or tendon damage. A blister caused the infection.
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March 19, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A faintly familiar defenseman skated smoothly but cautiously around the rink as the Mighty Ducks took the ice for practice shortly before the NHL trading deadline Tuesday. But it wasn't a new player, it was an old friend: defenseman Milos Holan, skating for the first time since undergoing a lifesaving bone-marrow transplant to treat leukemia last year. Holan, 25, surprised his teammates in the dressing room, then skated for about 15 minutes before leaving the ice a little winded.
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April 26, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Defenseman Milos Holan of the Mighty Ducks took another step toward recovery Thursday when he was released from the hospital nine weeks after undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat his leukemia. Although full recovery takes about a year, going home is a significant milestone. "I just feel like I'm back into life, you know what I mean?
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August 30, 1994 | From Associated Press
Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the NHL's greatest players, confirmed Monday he will sit out the 1994-95 season to recuperate from lingering fatigue. An aftereffect of radiation treatments for cancer and a dozen cortisone shots for back pain since 1991, the fatigue developed after radiation therapy in January and February 1993. Lemieux will not decide for another year if he will play again, but says he won't return if he cannot play at a high level.
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October 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Goaltender Tommy Soderstrom of the Philadelphia Flyers underwent a second operation to correct a problem with his heartbeat and was listed in satisfactory condition at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. A hospital spokeswoman said that the 12-hour procedure appeared successful, adding that she expected Soderstrom to leave the hospital Monday.
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September 16, 1998 | DIANE PUCIN
If everybody else wants to think Milos Holan has already won, that by the very fact that Holan is on hockey skates and joining in the festivities of the Mighty Duck training camp, that this means he has accomplished some magical, miraculous achievement, well, hey, that's fine. But that's not why Holan is here. This story could be tragic, and believe Holan when he says that many times he thought his story might be.
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June 24, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The headaches and dizziness stemming from a three-month battle against post-concussion syndrome are now distant memories for Mighty Duck captain Paul Kariya. He said Tuesday his off-season workouts are going well and he is looking forward to his fifth NHL season. "Before, I couldn't remember the last time I felt good," Kariya said. "Now, I can't remember the last time I felt bad." Kariya, who was injured when he was cross-checked in the jaw by Chicago defenseman Gary Suter on Feb.
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June 24, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The headaches and dizziness stemming from a three-month battle against post-concussion syndrome are but distant memories now for Mighty Duck captain Paul Kariya. He said Tuesday he is looking forward to playing without complications next season. "Before, I couldn't remember the last time I felt good," Kariya said during an informal news conference at the Arrowhead Pond. "Now, I can't remember the last time I felt bad." Kariya, who suffered the fourth concussion of his career Feb.
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March 27, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
The Ducks said Thursday they are awaiting the results of Paul Kariya's examination by Dr. James Kelly, a Chicago neurologist regarded as a leader in the research and treatment of concussions. Kariya has been sidelined by post-concussion syndrome since he was cross-checked in the jaw Feb. 1 by Chicago defenseman Gary Suter. Kariya's return by the end of the regular season is still considered a longshot. "Paul has shown marked improvement in the last two weeks," team spokesman Rob Scichili said.
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March 7, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Shawn Antoski seemed uncertain about what to say at first, so he cracked a joke at his own expense Friday morning at the Arrowhead Pond. "Did anybody find a lung out there?" he asked, breaking into a wide smile after his first workout with Mighty Duck teammates since the Nov. 24 car accident that almost took his life. It didn't take long for him to stop pretending to be short of breath and to adopt a more serious tone, however.
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February 3, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after suffering a mild concussion, Mighty Duck winger Paul Kariya could not practice and would not comment about the cross-check to the jaw from Chicago Blackhawk defenseman Gary Suter. The videotape of the incident reached the New York offices of the NHL by Monday afternoon, but there was no decision on whether Suter would suspended or fined. The Ducks hope to get a favorable response today from Brian Burke, NHL director of hockey operations.
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October 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Toronto Maple Leaf right wing Rob Pearson was declared fit to resume workouts after having a seizure on a flight from Edmonton. Pearson, 21, was taken to a hospital, treated for dehydration and released.
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March 19, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A faintly familiar defenseman skated smoothly but cautiously around the rink as the Mighty Ducks took the ice for practice shortly before the NHL trading deadline Tuesday. But it wasn't a new player, it was an old friend: defenseman Milos Holan, skating for the first time since undergoing a lifesaving bone-marrow transplant to treat leukemia last year. Holan, 25, surprised his teammates in the dressing room, then skated for about 15 minutes before leaving the ice a little winded.
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September 13, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The bad luck of King defenseman Rob Blake continued Thursday when he was admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment and observation of a severe infection in the bursa in his right elbow. Blake, who sat out all but six games last season after undergoing surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, had overcome a groin pull during Team Canada's training camp and had been among the team's best defensemen.
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