Edmonton Oilers defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who had shoulder surgery last season and missed the final 32 games, hasn't quite progressed in his rehab as fast as the team had hoped. He'll participate in practices but, for the time being, will be held out of game action for precautionary reasons.
According to Oilers Head Medical Trainer Ken Lowe the problem is an inability to fully rotate the injured shoulder and a slightly inadequate amount of strength in the surgically repaired area. Visnovsky will continue to rehab with Dr. Dave Magee to stretch out the shoulder and rebuild the strength.
If all goes according to plan, Visnovsky will not miss any regular season action.
In other Oilers injury news, goaltender Olivier Roy took a hard shot off the collarbone during the 2nd practice session on Sunday and is sporting a nasty bruise. He missed the rest of the session but expects to be back on the ice on Monday.