Marian Gaborik has been put through the?tests this weekend to show off his ability to return to the lineup in time for the playoffs.???”He has passed the test mechanically, all that’s left is basically a training camp,” Tom Lynn, Minnesota’s Assistant GM?said, “He’s going to be doing all kinds of workouts and skating to get there. We’re not going to say he’s joining the team Thursday, that would be foolish. What we’re saying is that when he’s skated long and hard enough to join the team for practice, he’s going to practice.”
Ray Shero has been in constant contact with Minnesota about aquiring Gaborik and is interested in offering him relatively the same contract he offered Marian Hossa.??Minnesota is looking for Alex Goligoski?(a native of Minnesota who went to the University of Minnesota), winger Pascal Dupuis, winger Janne Pesonen?and a draft pick which will be determined by whether Gaborik signs with the Penguins or not.?
I haven’t really thought about it. I have a contract,” Gaborik said. “I know I’m a free agent July 1. I can’t really control what the team is going to do. I’m focusing on how I’m feeling, my rehab and my training. Just really focused that I come back strong and healthier than ever.”
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