Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson was in positive spirits Friday morning, vowing that I will be back.

Speaking publicly for the first time since having Achilles tendon surgery after having the back of his leg cut by Pittsburgh Penguins agitator Matt Cooke Feb. 13, Karlsson insisted that it will do him no good to dwell on the negatives.

I cant get my head down because of this thing, he said. Its just going to make me feel worse. Ive got to try and stay positive. Every time, Im around the locker room, Im going to be a happy guy.


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