Souray could draw in tonight

DEREK VAN DIEST, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:06 AM ET

CHICAGO -- Judging by the way Sheldon Souray was moving around the ice and hammering pucks on net yesterday, he looks good to go.

The Edmonton Oilers defenceman took part in his first practice since sustaining a leg injury in Friday's 4-3 win on the road over the Calgary Flames.

It was an injury which forced Souray to miss the return engagement the following night and an on-ice workout two days later.

LEG FELT GOOD

"It felt pretty good; it's the first time I've skated since Friday night," said Souray prior to departing with the team on a three-game road trip starting tonight in Chicago.

"I'll get some treatment on it (later yesterday) and hopefully be able to play (tonight)."

Souray suffered a charleyhorse in the first game against the Flames.

If he's not ready to go tonight, he'll likely suit up tomorrow when the Oilers travel to face the Colorado Avalanche.

They'll round out the trip Saturday in Vancouver against the Canucks.

"I just got a shot in the leg, I got a knee on top of my leg," Souray said.

"It was pretty stiff for a while. I couldn't really move it. But (yesterday) I got a lot of treatment on it so I should be ready to go tomorrow."

FOUR POINTS SO FAR

In three games with the Oilers this season, Souray has a goal and three assists. He signed as a free agent prior to last season, but missed a big portion of the year with a shoulder injury.

He finished the year with 10 points having been limited to just 26 games.

Despite being a completely different ailment, it's unlikely the Oilers will rush Souray back unless he's 100% healthy.

"If I'm not ready to play (tonight), I won't play," he said.

"But it feels a lot better today than it did yesterday and certainly a lot better than it did on Friday, so we'll see."


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