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Florida Panthers Mikael Samuelsson Still Not Ready For Game Action

According to George Richards at the Miami Herald, Mikael Samuelsson is still not quite ready for ice time against the San Jose Sharks tonight:

Winger Mikael Samuelsson worked out with the team for the fourth straight day Friday but said he's not ready to play Saturday.

Samuelsson is coming back from complications from a sports hernia surgery performed last May. He hasn't played since being acquired from Vancouver in the David Booth deal on Oct. 22.

"I feel better every day, just plugging away'' Samuelsson said. "I have to be cautious so I can play the whole season. I want to play but I know I have to be cautious. I'll be on the ice every day, getting game ready.''

Samuelsson will probably join the second line when he is game-ready. A veteran in his 11th NHL season, Samuelsson has scored 135 goals and 179 assists with a plus-55 rating and 350 penalty minutes.

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