Tyler Myers can’t wait for the day he doesn’t have to field questions about his health. After suffering through what was easily the most difficult year of his career — both on and off the ice — Myers is feeling nothing but positive vibes as he thinks about the upcoming season with the Winnipeg Jets. Limited to only 11 games last season, Myers dealt with several setbacks with his groin but he’s back to full health and encouraged about getting back to the player he was before he was sidelined early last season. “It was a tough recovery and a long road, but we got through it. I’m feeling good now and it’s exciting for me to be back on the ice with the guys,” said Myers, who had two goals and five points while averaging 22:12 of ice time before he was lost for the season. “You just have to put last year behind you and I don’t feel like it’s going to take too long to get back into the swing of things. “Things are moving forward, looking up. I want to get back to helping the team.” During the spring and summer of 2016, Myers had surgery to clean up knee and hip issues that had been plaguing him for some time. Despite a strong start to the campaign, Myers ran into some issues with his groin early last season and they lingered before finally having surgery in February. Compounding matters for Myers last season was dealing with a serious health scare for his son Tristan, who was born five weeks prematurely and then suffered a stroke.
Jets' Myers aims to return to form
Winnipeg Sun | Sep 20