Here's part of a conversation with Jaqua, who might be on pace to make his season debut May 22 when San Jose visits.
On his recovery: "After the first week, I was doing some jogging. This last week I've been able to do quite a bit of running. In the training session today and hopefully keep ramping it up and we'll see. It's kind of one of those ones if something happens, I have to take a little bit of a step back, right now everything has been positive and going forward."
On the state of his game: "My touch is great right now but it's been a little while off. I think when I get more comfortable moving in certain situations since I haven't moved in a lot of different ways, I hold back a little bit and that makes your touches worse."
On whether the injury still limits him physically: It doesn't limit it, but I have to mentally be, 'This is OK to do.' Every day it feels better. As long as we head in that direction I think next week we can be full out in training. Be ready to go next week. It's up to them. I want to be in training that whole week full out. At that point it depends on how I'm doing and if my fitness is there and whatnot whether I'm included in the 18 or not. That's my goal. It might be another week after that. But that's what I'm looking towards."
And this from coach Sigi Schmid: “It was good to see him out there. He played as a neutral player early on and then stayed and did work with (fitness coach) Dave Tenney. So now, as with anybody when he comes off an injury like that, you see how he feels (Wednesday) morning. If he feels as good or better than he felt (Tuesday), then we move forward another day. If we can have two or three days like that this week and then get three or four days next week, then possibly by the San Jose game he might be able to come off the bench a little bit.”