Thursday Notes

Thursday, 08.29.2013 / 6:11 PM
Mark Stepneski

Defenseman Aaron Rome was the latest Dallas Stars player to arrive in Frisco, and he took part in Thursday’s skate at the team’s practice facility.

Rome’s been skating for about a month now as he recovers from offseason hip surgery. Rome, who played through the issue last season, underwent the procedure on May 1.

“It feels pretty good,” Rome said. “It feels better than it did last year. Obviously, when you are skating like this it is one thing, but when you get into competitive practices, camp and games it’s another. We’ll take it a day at a time, and hopefully it feels better.”

The recovery time for the surgery is usually four to six months and Rome said he expects to be ready when the Stars open the season in early October.

“It will be four months September 1, and it feels pretty good for the procedure that I had,” Rome said. “I do (expect to be ready), for sure. I am skating and have been skating for a bit. I want to be ready as soon as I can. I’ve been training hard and I just want to play with the guys.”

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