Detroit Red Wings forward Mattias Jansson, who was sidelined since Feb. 26 with a left quad strain, will have a positive prognosis on Monday, head coach Jeff Blashill said Friday.
Jansson had been out since Feb 21 and hasn’t played since Feb 25.
The right winger is eligible to return to action Jan. 7 against the Anaheim Ducks.
“It’s going to be a good day for him, a good feeling for him and a good way to start his rehab,” Blashil said.
“I’m hoping he’ll be able to play.
It’s not a guaranteed thing.
He’s had a lot of things that’s taken his time to get used to.
We’re just hoping he’s ready for that.”
Blashiller said Jansson could miss some time and the Wings have to decide if he should be able participate in a conditioning program.
The 30-year-old Jansson is averaging 2.8 points in six games this season.