Ducks goaltender Ray Emery, who has sat out the last two-plus games with a lower-body injury, skated before practice Monday and took shots after according to Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.
“Emery is skating,” Carlyle said. “Skated before practice and is now taking shots after practice. If he has a decent day he’ll probably skate with the team tomorrow.
“We are being conservative with this one. Today’s practice was quite lengthy and the ice deteriorates and we want to make sure the lower body is protected.”
One goalie that did practice Monday was Jonas Hiller, who is still trying to battle back from a head injury and corresponding vertigo that he has suffered with since late January. Hiller is feeling better but admits that he’s not quite sure how close he is to 100 percent.
“Some days I feel pretty well and some days I don’t see the puck very well,” Hiller said. “I’m on the ice and stopping shots every day so I’m not that far away but there are moments where I kind of don’t feel 100 percent and I don’t feel like I can help the team enough if I’m playing at 90 percent.”