Todd Bertuzzi was back at practice with the Panthers and is now allowed to take full contact. Dude seemed happy to take advantage of that news, charging into a couple of teammates and getting all, well, physical.
He says he'll be back and playing when he goes through a few practices in a row without pain. JM is still sticking to his two weeks timetable.
I'm betting on Saturday vs. Phoenix, but only if Bert makes the trip west and practices all week.
THE NEWS: Nothing really. Guys were in a good mood today. Could have been 1) giddy over beating Caps again; 2) the sight of Bert and Roberts hitting people again; 3) the sadsack Kings are coming to town.