Slowly and not real surely, Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky said he's adjusting to life with his surgically repaired right shoulder. He didn't look hesitant on Friday when he drilled Fedor Tyutin of the Columbus Blue Jackets into the end boards, but he said Saturday morning he isn't about to become a regular rabble rouser. "I can't do it all the time because of my shoulder, but if I can I will," he said. "I'm still a little worried about it." Hemsky also said there's still some discomfort, so he isn't shooting the puck as often as he should. "I can't shoot every time, but it's something I need to improve," he said. "If you want to score goals, you have to shoot." Hemsky played only 47 games last season in order to have the labrum repaired on his right side. He had the left shoulder fixed in a season-ending procedure in 2009-10. Just two games into this campaign, he left the lineup again for 11 games to build more strength around the most recent repair. Head coach Tom Renney figured Friday's highlight-reel hit might serve as assurance for Hemsky that he can proceed without caution. Renney certainly wants him to start shooting the puck more often.
Hemsky still hesitant about shoulder
Edmonton Journal | Dec 4