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Nilson back on skates for first time since knee injury

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
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Calgary forward Marcus Nilson was back on the ice Tuesday, skating for the first time since injuring his knee late last season.

Nilson, who flew in from Sweden to get a brace fitted and skate at the Flames development camp, did not have surgery on the torn ligament.

The 28-year-old Nilson had not skated since injuring his knee in a game against Dallas on March 26.

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Nilson missed the final 12 games of the regular season and all seven games in the playoffs. In 70 games he registered six goals and 11 assists and a team-leading plus 13 rating.

"It's important for him to get comfortable and be able to skate for the rest of the summer," said head coach Jim Playfair.

Nilson plans to test the knee and the new brace over the next couple of days and then return to Sweden and continue to skate and rehab the knee so that he is ready for training camp in the fall.

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