ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Wild don’t have many questions about their roster.
They do have hope about one spot. Pierre Marc Bouchard may have benefited more than most from the lockout, dealing with his history of concussions.READ MORE: Large Tech Conference, VeeCon, Underway In Minneapolis
He’s cautiously optimistic the worst is behind him.
“I got the green light getting to (play with) contact for training camp,” he said. “Today we were doing drills, and it was a good test – so far, so good.”
But when you’re coming back from vicious big hits, it can be into your head in a lot of ways.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot On Downtown St. Paul LRT Platform; 2 Others Killed In Separate Shootings
It seems even Bouchard isn’t quite sure of himself yet — not just about when he takes the first big hit, but the second, third and fourth, etc.
“It’s been one step at a time, trying to follow what the doctors order; trying to take it step by step,” he said.
Returning to his form is the goal, but it’s different trying to understand the dynamics of what can be expected.MORE NEWS: Duluth Dylan Fest Kicks Off This Weekend
“He has a skill set not many players have and he’s fun to play with,” said Kyle Brodziak.