Ryan Kesler Wants to be Ready

Standard Spin: Kesler is rehabbing from hip surgery that he underwent at the end of July. Reports have pegged his recovery at anywhere from 10-16 weeks, but he told NHL.com recently, "I'll start skating here in the next couple of weeks and hopefully be back by that first game." It's no surprise that he's optimistic, but it's still a good sign his rehab is on track and he's pushing to be ready. (Aug.22)