Vanek comes back stronger this season after being healthy scratch in playoffs

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‘We asked him to make a big commitment in the conditioning part of it that would allow him to play a lot better game,” said Ruff. “And you have to give him credit, he came into camp in absolutely fabulous shape. His weight right now is about 20 pounds lighter than he used to be. And he’s stronger. So you figure it out,” continued Ruff. “You’ve got more energy, there’s less downtime in shifts, that’s made a big difference, combined with the strength and quickness he put in. It’s made him a lot better player.”‘