Q: On the statuses of Patrick Eaves (leg) and Tyler Seguin (Achilles)
Lindy Ruff: “Both skated today, both progressing.”
Q: On if Seguin and Eaves will travel with the team to St. Louis for Game 3
LR: “No, but they have flights into St. Louis every day.”
Seguin, as you’ve probably heard, hasn’t played since a Game 2 win over Minnesota in the opening round.
That was on Apr. 16.
Dallas’ All-Star center returned from a partially lacerated Achilles to participate in said Game 2, a nasty injury that cost him the final 10 games of the regular season and the series opener against the Wild.
The Stars say this latest injury has nothing to do with the previous one, but reporters haven’t been privy to much information beyond that.
In speaking last week, Ruff didn’t even want to put a timetable on Seguin’s return, for fear of what an inaccurate timetable might cause.
“I really can’t,” Ruff said. “I don’t even have a guesstimate on it. I don’t even think it’d be fair. If I guessed and if I’m off, everybody else will be wondering why did he guess that?”
GM Jim Nill did say the club expected Seguin to miss the first two games of the Blues series and, as of last Thursday, confirmed Seguin wasn’t skating.
“He’s day-to-day,” Nill explained. “Once he gets on the ice, it’s probably four to five days from there.”
This series, currently tied 1-1, will resume on Tuesday from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.