Audio courtesy Sky Kerstein.
Joel Ward is in for tonight’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers.
Asked what Ward means to the team, coach Adam Oates replied, “He’s been one of our better players all year along. Had a great year. We’ve missed him. We’re glad he’s healthy and he can play.”
“I get a chance to play,” Ward said, obviously looking forward to getting back on the ice. “I’m excited, for sure, to reunited with my buddies. I’m pretty happy about that.”
For Oates and Ward’s full comments from the morning skate, please click the links below.