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Shayne Gostisbehere on track with recovery from torn ACL

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The Flyers top defensive prospect is right on track after tearing his ACL one month ago. He still won't be on the ice for a while, though.

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If Shayne Gostisbehere was a month away from ending rehab on his torn ACL just 33 days after suffering the injury, he would be a freak of nature. We're pretty sure he is actually a freak of nature based on what he's been able to do on a hockey rink so far in his life, but .... well, he's not that freaky.

That was the report earlier this afternoon, but as expected, Ron Hextall gave an in-depth update on Ghost's status, saying that one month after his surgery, the doctors are happy with his progress. He's still expected to be out for a while.

Below is Hextall's full Q&A with the media about Ghost.

Hextall: Ghost saw the doctor tonight and he is right on schedule. He is a month post-surgery and he's doing well. He's right exactly where the doc hoped he'd be.

Reporter: Is there a timetable?

"I'm not sure about that. He's a long ways from playing yet. But he's right on schedule. I know the doc was really happy with where he's at."

He said he felt great tonight. He said he's a month away. Sounds optimistic.

"No. He said he's a month post-surgery."

Who?

"Ghost."

That's not what he said to me.

"Actually I talked to him about your conversation. And he said what I told him is that 'I'm a month post surgery.' That's what he said. I don't know whether he said it wrong or you misunderstood. But it's clear the lines of communication were not good. A serious breakdown."