5 years ago

Erik Cole backtracked on his thoughts of early retirement slightly when asked to clarify his past statement on Tuesday.

"It's just after the season we had last year and then being injured all summer and then having the lockout, it just kind of took my heart out of it a little bit," he said. "But being back here with the guys is obviously gets you excited again about playing." He added that winning games this season would also go a long way to making him want to continue playing. Cole will join David Deshernais and Max Paciorrety on Montreal's top line again this year.