You and I have spent the past couple of months looking for things to help fill the void left by the absence of hockey. Watching game re-runs and television specials; reading magazines and articles; or perhaps even skating at a local rink.
However, there are some guys who have been waiting much longer than us to get their hockey fix—the pros themselves.
This past season saw an unfortunate number of players go down with varying injuries. Fortunately, there has never been more talent in the NHL than there is right now. Young stars like Jeff Skinner, Logan Couture and Michael Grabner were born and helped carry the torch.
But now after an offseason of recuperation, work and rehabilitation, the guys who missed time last year are ready to make an impact this year.
So while you ready your fantasy hockey leagues or purchase your season tickets, here are some players to watch in 2011-12 who are coming off injury in 2010-11...