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Langkow cleared for workouts

Flames center continues recovery from broken vertebrae

Sunday, 02.27.2011 / 3:53 PM MT / News
By Mike Board  - CF.com Digital Content Director
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Langkow cleared for workouts

Daymond Langkow is back at the Saddledome.

The 34-year-old center, out since late last season with a fractured vertebrae in his neck, has been cleared for light workouts. However, his return to action on the ice is still months away -- likely next season.

Still, Langkow, who skated with his family at the Heritage Classic family skate on Feb. 19, is making progress. He has been given the green light for light workouts by a specialist based in Carolina who deals with football neck injuries.

Langkow suffered the injury when he was struck by an Ian White slapshot in a game against Minnesota on March 21, 2010. He has not played since then.

However, he has been spotted at the Scotiabank Saddledome playing some soccer with teammates and there is now a stall in the dressing room for him as he continues his rehab.