The Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes that Pierre Marc Bouchard is in town, has been golfing and skating and starting to feel more like the pre-concussed Bouchard or the one that didn’t miss the second half last season. He puts his health at 95 percent.
“I’m pretty close to being able to do a little more,” he said. “I want to make sure this one is 110 percent. The good thing is I’m able to work out at a good pace and skate at a good pace. Right now it’s just a question of just being able to get rid of just those little symptoms that come back once in awhile.”
Because Bouchard was not cleared to play at the season-ending physical, he is technically not locked out. He has access to the Wild doctors, trainers and fitness facilities. He said he’ll go see Wild trainer Don Fuller on Wednesday and get in a workout at the X.
If he’s not cleared to play by Oct. 11, Bouchard is entitled to his $4.3 million salary.