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After injuring himself while trying to hit Brian Campbell during the second round of the playoffs, Pavol Demitra took himself out of the series. He had shoulder surgery in May, and according to him said this to The Province today:

"I'm not quite there yet, I still have another month and a half to go and we'll see how it goes," Demitra said after skating on his own Tuesday. "The shoulder is not quite strong enough yet."

This will give some other players a chance to try for the top 6 forward position during the beginning of the season while Demitra heals. Hopefully he recovers speedily and Gillis finds a sucker team looking for a winger to trade him to.