Brian Pothier is with the Washington Capitals in Atlanta, and he has deemed himself ready to resume his NHL career. He said he hasn’t talked to Bruce Boudreau about exactly when that will happen, but he felt the four games in Hershey have been a good tune-up and he’s ready to try to re-adjust to playing NHL hockey again.
He will be wearing contacts whenever he is on the ice as part of the remedy for the eye problem he had after the concussion. Pothier said people around him have had differing opinions on his attempt to comeback as an NHL player after missing 15 months, but he said he’s been symptom free from the concussion for almost a year and he thinks he might be in the best shape of his life since he’s been skating so much the past few months.
Through all of this, Pothier hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
“I think my boys were more excited about Chocolate World [in Hershey[ than actually seeing me play on Wednesday,” Pothier joked. “My wife is really excited. It has been a long year – I am sure she is ready for me to be out of the house.”
Plenty more on Pothier in the paper tomorrow.