Roli's lookin' good

ROBIN BROWNLEE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:03 AM ET

Dwayne Roloson suited up for yesterday's 90-minute session at Kinsmen Arenas and his right knee looked fine.

That doesn't mean Roloson, who sustained a third-degree sprain of the MCL in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final with Carolina, will be 100% when camp opens Thursday, but he doesn't look far off.

"I feel we're ahead of schedule, but we'll see what happens," said Roloson, who has been on the blades for over a week. "I tweak it all the time, but I think the first test is going to be when I get hit."

Roloson, 36, showed no ill-effects of the injury that put the brakes on his Conn Smythe Trophy bid. He made a sliding pad save on Joffrey Lupul during a line rush, extending his right leg, then bounced back to his feet.

As coach Craig MacTavish's clear cut go-to guy, Roloson doesn't have to win the No. 1 job. "That's nice to know, but you really can't be complacent about it," Roloson said. "... Right now, the way things have been going, I feel well. The test will be when we get going."


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