Ales Hemsky is listening to his body.

After two separate shoulder surgeries in the last two years, the Edmonton Oilers winger had an alarm bell go off last week in Minnesota.

Hemsky wasn't hit or didn't fall awkwardly, he simply started feeling soreness in his right shoulder and decided it was best to shut it down for a while.

"I'm feeling pretty good actually, I got an MRI (Saturday) and they didn't show anything from the surgery, the labrum is fine, I'm just a little weak and I have to get the strength back and healed up a little bit," Hemsky said. "It's a little sore, I just have to get the pain out of my shoulder, get more strength in it and I'll be OK.

"Nothing really happened, I just got a little weaker and I couldn't play with that weakness. If I played with it, I risked getting hurt again, so I just have to get the strength back and I'll be fine."