Here’s what Dustin Brown had to say about his first game back after missing two games with a left shoulder injury: “It felt pretty good. It kind of took me a little while to get into the game. You go in with an injury, youre going to be pretty tentative — especially an injury like this where its contact thats going to hurt more than anything. I felt once I got past the first maybe 10 minutes I started being more comfortable with it and I think I had a few good hits out there, so thats a positive that I was able to play part of my game considering how sore it is.”
Brown said the shoulder wasn’t any more sore after playing, but he wakes up with it stiff and it loosens up as the day goes on. He had an ice pack on it after practice. He had a similar separation to his right shoulder in juniors and was back playing in a week, but the shoulder continued to be sore for over a month.
“It’s going to be one of those things that’s sore for a while,” Brown said. “I’ll just have to deal with it.”