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Injuries considered in assembling expansion list

With the Sounders protected and unprotected lists due Nov. 21 and the Montreal expansion draft coming up Nov. 23, we asked general manager Adrian Hanauer about the process of assembling this season's list, and specifically if the club is tempted to try to sneak through some of their high profile players coming off injuries.

"It’s going to be difficult and painful again this year just like it has been in the first two years," he said. "We have a lot of players who we think could start on a lot of teams around the league -- maybe all the teams going through this process feel the same way. And we certainly consider an injured player that may sneak through."