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have finally received some good news from their battered blue-line corps.Dan Hamhuis, one of five key defencemen injured during the last four weeks, will play Monday against the visiting Montreal Canadiens after mi sing five games with a concu sion.And Keith Ballard, out seven games with a knee sprain, could also suit up."For any team, it's big to get a top D-man or a forward back," Sami Salo, no stranger to the injury bug himself, said after Monday's practice."(Hamhuis) moves the puck well, plays against the other team's top line, shuts them down Roger Lewis Jersey
. He's pretty good offensively as well so he's a big part of this team."Hamhuis, a six-foot-one, 209-pound native of Smithers, B.C., is coming off a third career concu sion but surprised team doctors with his quick recovery.He was crushed into the end Phil McConkey Jersey
gla s Feb. 9 by Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and lay unconscious on the ice for about half a minute.It was the hardest hit of the three that produced concu sions."The others were just little knocks to the head but Paul Perkins Jersey
I felt way worse the next day," said Hamhuis, who signed as a free agent to join Kevin Bieksa on the Canucksshutdown pair."It was a quick recovery, considering. I was quite symptom free most of the time, just dealing with some minor head pre sure.