Raymond ready for debut

Canucks forward Mason Raymond (centre) is helped off the ice by teammates Ryan Kesler (right) and...

Canucks forward Mason Raymond (centre) is helped off the ice by teammates Ryan Kesler (right) and Christopher Higgins after being injured during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final against the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., June 13, 2011. (ADAM HUNGER/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 8:09 PM ET

Vancouver Canucks forward Mason Raymond could play Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It would be Raymond's first game since injuring his back in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final against the Boston Bruins. He had off-season surgery, causing him to miss the first two months of the season.

"I'm feeling good," Raymond said on the team's website "I gave coach the go-ahead that I'm now ready to play so when that opportunity arises, I have to be ready to jump in the lineup."

Alex Edler, who was hurt Saturday in San Jose, says he can play Tuesday. Alex Burrows, though, is questionable after having his hand cut on a slash by Joe Thornton the same night.


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