‘”The preliminary stuff came back and it was all positive,” the Buffalo Sabres forward said. “It’s just a case of moving on, step-by-step. The next step involves working through some contact in practice – when you have a guy’s hand on you, and you have to fight through checks, get bounced off the boards. It’s a different type of conditioning. No matter how much you skate, the muscles are always sore from the banging. There is a little bit of an adjustment period there.”‘
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