Sep 25, 2011; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack (31) during the second period of the preseason game against the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena. The San Jose Sharks won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Lack to Return to Practice, Connauton Sick


Chicago Wolves goaltender Eddie Lack is set to return to practice after sitting out the past week to nurse a hip flexor and groin injury.

Wolves general manager Wendell Young told News 1130 Lack will practice with the team on Wednesday.

According to Paul LaTour, it is unlikely he will play this weekend against the Grand Rapids Griffins or the Rockford Icehogs.

Lack, 24, has been plagued with inconsistency this season.

“I have seen him four or five times this season and he has played great and then he’s kind of let a soft one in,” Canucks assistant general manager Lorne Henning told the Vancouver Sun. “He just has to get through that.

“Overall, Eddie has been good, but he just hasn’t been as consistent as last year. But I think he has been playing with the hip flexor [injury] and it has been bothering him for sure.”

The goaltender has compiled a 7-4-1 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in 13 appearances.

Defenceman Kevin Connauton is another player that has been out of the Wolves lineup. Young says an illness has caused him to lose ten pounds and he will not be playing this weekend.

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