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Panthers’ Ekblad still recovering from concussion

NHL Combine

TORONTO - CANADA - MAY 31: Prospect Aaron Ekblad performs a test during the NHL Combine May 31, 2014 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

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Speaking at the NHLPA rookie showcase in Toronto on Saturday, Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad says he’s still recovering from a concussion suffered over three weeks ago.

Toronto Sun sports writer Lance Hornby offered this update via Twitter:

Aaron Ekblad: Concussion symptoms “almost completely gone”. Fla.No. 1 pick has been working out OK all week after mishap at WJC summer camp.

— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) August 23, 2014

Ekblad suffered the concussion during an exhibition game against the Czech Republic on Aug. 5 while at Team Canada’s development camp for the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships.

The Panthers’ first overall selection at the June NHL Draft is expected to be at the team’s camp next month.

Related: Looking to make the leap: Aaron Ekblad

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