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Bruised lung for Reasoner

ROBIN BROWNLEE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:58 AM ET

Edmonton Oilers forward Marty Reasoner has a bruised lung from being hit by a shot taken by Kurtis Foster in the third period of Friday's 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild, but was feeling well enough yesterday to be released from hospital.

"He's bruised the lung," said athletic therapist Ken Lowe, who has been working overtime with all the injuries that have struck the Oilers.

Reasoner took the slapshot in the chest when he miss-timed a block attempt. He was helped from the ice and an ambulance was summoned after Reasoner coughed up blood.

He spent the night under observation in the hospital.

Reasoner hasn't been placed on injured reserve, but he definitely won't be in the lineup against the St. Louis Blues this afternoon. He is listed as out day-to-day.

There's a chance Reasoner will have to put off any travel plans he has for a day or two.

"His biggest concern is they might not let him fly," Lowe said. "They might want him to wait two or three days."

AROUND THE RINK: Mathieu Roy, Brad Winchester, Kyle Brodziak and J.F. Jacques can, and likely will be, sent back to the AHL when the NHL begins its Olympic break tomorrow ... the Oilers won't be back on the ice after today until March 22, when they practice at Millennium Place.


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