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by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

Luke Gazdic gave an update on the status of his injury on Sunday after practice, noting that he was cleared for contact a few days ago.

"I'm real close," he said. "I'm taking some pretty big contact, doing all those battling drills and feeling strong."

When asked about timelines, Gazdic felt that he should be back relatively shortly.

"I'd say a couple of weeks away. We'll see how these next few practices go and then re-evaluate here."

Gazdic said it was nice to get battling again in practice after many weeks skating in a non-contact jersey.

"That practice yesterday, we had a ton of battle drills in the corner. It's great to get into that physical aspect," he said. "It's nice to finally hit somebody."

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