Ville Leino is very happy with how his summer preparations went.
"I was doing a workout with the same personal coach that I was using a few years earlier, but the last two years I couldn't because of the injuries," Leino said. "I was healthy all summer. I could plan because we had so much time because we finished so [early]. I was able to get back to the shape I was before all those injuries, and even better. I've lost some weight, and I'm in really good shape. Hopefully, it doesn't go to waste." Leino is of course referring to the possibility of a lockout. He's coming off a very disappointing season where he recorded 25 points in 71 games. Given the team's depth, a comeback is not certain, but he's at least worth keeping an eye on during the early weeks of the season.