Taylor Hall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, will return to Edmonton on Monday to have his surgically repaired shoulder examined. After going through contact in practices last week, Hall hopes to be cleared to make his Barons debut Friday or Saturday during a two-game home series with Houston at the Cox Center.
“It's been so long since I've played in a game,” Hall said. “It's going to be a little bit different, to adjust to the play down here. It will be a little of a culture shock. But I'm excited just to get back playing. The shoulder has held up really well and feels strong.”
SCHULTZ LEADS AHL IN SCORING
Rookie defenseman Justin Schultz not only leads the Barons in scoring, he's atop the American Hockey League points list after he scored two power-play goals in a 4-2 win Sunday over the Texas Stars. In seven games, Schultz has 12 points, including six goals.
“I'm a little surprised,” Schultz said. “It's definitely been a good start for me. And the team is coming together now. It's going well so far.”
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