The Arizona Coyotes defenseman hopes to be back on the ice soon, after being taken out of a game by a tooth extraction.
Deryk, who has been out of the lineup since the start of the season, said in an interview with Arizona’s SportsRadio1290 that the surgery was “tough,” but that he is doing well.
“I just feel so good,” he said.
“I feel good.
I feel good about everything right now.”
Engellan had to be helped off the ice and to the dressing room after the procedure on Tuesday.
He was treated for minor cuts and bruises.
“We didn’t have any cuts and scrapes, which is good,” Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said.
Engelelden is expected to be out of action for at least two weeks, with Tippetts hoping to get him back in action soon after the operation.
“It’s just going to take a while for it to be fully healed,” Tippets said.
Tippets says Engelden’s injury wasn’t a serious one.
“Dery’s in the hospital,” he told reporters.
“He’s getting treated.
We’re all hoping that he’ll be out in a week or two.
But, you know, we’ll see.
He’s a really good player.
He can play.
The Coyotes are in their second-straight post-season, having lost five in a row.
They have won three of the last four games.