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Thought this is relevant to any expectation that RK will be rejoining the team:

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/common-joint-pain-treatment-may-be-more-harmful-thought-n1066146

There's obviously a "may" in there, so it isn't conclusive, but it makes me wonder a bit about RK's significant and surprising (in the words of his docs) joint degradation over the years, and how many joint injections he's received leading up to and after his first hip surgery (under Vancouver), and how many he admitted to having all through last year's season.

I do remember that some of the needlework was just that - they'd put the needles into different areas without any injection fluid, as what sounded a lot to me like really deep acupuncture, but I also remember RK discussing specifically receiving cortisol/steroid injections into the hip joint area itself.

I mean, I don't think many of us held out hope that he'd be a productive on-ice member of the team again, but, if there's any truth to this article (and circumstances indicate there is), then my guess is that if they haven't reevaluated already, they'll be reevaluating down going forward.

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You can shoot a joint or a ligament as many times as you would like HOWEVER you quickly reach a point of diminishing returns. The old time football players proved that - it helps with the first few and then it all goes to H** in a Handbasket, leading to joint replacements, ruptured tendons and fractured bones. So Sad ! IMHO

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