Roy Making Progress

6:48 PM, Mar 31, 2011   |    comments
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DEPEW ( - Sabres center Derek Roy says he continues to make progress in his rehabilitation from surgery on a torn quad tendon, and is hoping he could be back perhaps as early as the second round of the playoffs if the Sabres make it that far.

Roy has been skating on his own at HSBC Arena testing the leg that he injured in a December 23rd game against Florida.   Roy tells 2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni that his goal is a return in the playoffs.

"The surgery was December 28th and the doctor said anywhere between four and six months... which is anywhere from end of April to mid-May.   You never know what can happen so I think I've got to take it one step at a time... try to heal this thing as quickly as possible and try to get back in the line-up... but at the same time don't push anything to injure myself.   I'm definitely hopeful for sure... maybe even second round, we'll see what happens."

Roy was appearing at Depew Middle School Thursday afternoon to honor sixth grade students Kaitlyn Biggs and Joshua Bleasdale for their work on an energy conservation project.   Roy presented each student with autographed hockey sticks and caps before an assembly.   Roy then took time to answer questions from students.

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