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21 2013 .
Emelin wont change his physical style of play // The Gazettee


Posted by Stu Cowan

Alexei Emelin isnt planning to change his physical style of play when he returns next season from reconstructive knee surgery.

I dont think it will be something Ill change because what happened to me can happen to anyone, Emelin, who had surgery in May to repair the ACL and MCL in his left knee and isnt expected to return to action until November, told canadiens.com. I will continue playing the same style. It was just bad luck. You can be walking down the street, trip, or run into another person by accident, and suffer a similar injury. It was a hockey play with a bad result.

Emelin was injured during a collision with Bostons Milan Lucic during a game at the Bell Centre on April 6.

I dont think I need to try to come back early because its a really tough injury, Emelin told canadiens.com about the six-month recovery period. I want to come back when Im completely ready so I can come back sharp. I dont want to force myself to come back until Im fully healthy.

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