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Kris Draper Skating For First Time Since Hernia Surgery

Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper returned to the ice Saturday, skating with the team at practice for the first time since his hernia surgery in mid-October.


“Just taking it easy, first couple of strides is something I’m being smart about,’’ Draper said. “Kind of crossing over and pivoting and once I got going I felt pretty good.’’

Draper went on to explain that he was happy to take part in activities difficult to do on his own, such as passing and receiving the puck, and shooting in full stride.

As of right now, however, no timetable has been set for Draper’s return to the active roster.