Scott Wedgewood is 6-2-2 with a 1.67 GAA and a .932 SV%
ALBANY, NY – Scott Wedgewood can still be seen in the halls of Times Union Center or hanging out at an Albany Devils practice at the Knickerbacker Ice Arena. Where you can’t find the 23-year-old netminder is where he is most comfortable: between the pipes.
Wedgewood has been sidelined with a shoulder injury he suffered during the Jan. 27 game against Hershey. A timetable for his return is still unknown.
“He’s just continuing rehab and we’ll see how it goes week-to-week,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky after Wednesday’s practice. “It’s a tough situation and we are going to continue to monitor it.”
After missing the first 22 games with an ankle injury, Wedgewood made his season debut on Dec. 11 and was a showstopper until his most recent injury. He went 6-2-2 in 12 outings, posting a 1.67 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and a shutout.
“He’s a little frustrated,” Kowalsky said. “He still has some discomfort in certain situations. These things take time and even though we could draw up a timetable, we’ve seen it before some guys are quicker and come back sooner and some guys don’t. With his ankle, it was the same way. We thought he’d be back a little sooner. They have to be comfortable in what they are doing and how they are feeling on a regular basis.”
Currently, Wedgewood is rehabbing the shoulder with the hopes of returning sooner rather than later. However, season-ending surgery is still an option as Kowalsky indicated to Pete Dougherty of the Times Union Thursday after practice.
“The biggest thing is we all want him to play,” Kowalsky said. “He wants to play. Surgery would obviously rule out the year for him. That’s the hesitation here. Not to say that surgery is the right decision right away, but the thought process is to try and look at rehab first. That may change in a week.”