Us media types haven’t physically seen him yet, but word is that Alexander Semin is in the building. If so, then everybody is here and ready to start … except for Nicklas Backstrom. The second-year center will not pratice tomorrow, so says Bruce Boudreau. He said if it were Nov. 3, Backstrom would be on the ice, but they want to be extra cautious with their star center so he won’t be out there. Brian Pothier also won’t be on the ice, but he is also around and still trying to comeback from his post-concussion issues.
More later as guys trickle through their photo ops, autograph sessions and media interview responsibilities.