‘Too early’ to say if Seguin could be back for playoffs

AP

Tyler Seguin may not be able to picture himself missing the first game of the playoffs, but his coach, Lindy Ruff, was sounding a more cautious tone today.

“He’s skating in a limited fashion, I would say somewhere between the 50 and 75 percent range,” Ruff told reporters, per team beat writer Mark Stepneski.

Seguin suffered a partial cut of his Achilles tendon on March 17. His original timeline was 3-4 weeks.

When asked if it was realistic that Seguin could be ready by the start of the postseason next week, Ruff replied, “I don’t know. It’s too early for me to even comment whether it is or not.”

The Stars have managed well without their star forward, going 6-2-0 in his absence. They’ll win the Central Division if they beat the Avs tomorrow and the Predators Saturday.

Ruff also provided injury updates on defensemen Kris Russell and Jason Demers. The former could return tomorrow versus Colorado, the latter is progressing but remains questionable for the start of the playoffs.

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