Defenseman Erik Karlsson practices with Ottawa

Updated: April 19, 2013, 5:02 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- Star defenseman Erik Karlsson is practicing again with the Ottawa Senators.

He underwent surgery Feb. 14 for a torn left Achilles tendon. He was injured when Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke stepped on the back of his leg.

At the time, it was thought Karlsson would need six months to fully recover. Now there is a possibility he could play this year, although there's no timetable for his return.

He took part in his first full practice Friday and didn't seem to ...

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