It took Pierre-Marc Bouchard about 15 seconds into his first time on the ice during Wild training camp Sunday to demonstrate he's in top form. Bouchard, who missed 104 games because of a concussion and recurring symptoms before returning to the Wild lineup last December, missed Minnesota's first practice and scrimmage Saturday because of a sore hamstring. A day later, the 5-foot-10 winger was a dominant presence on the ice as the Wild put on a 50-minute scrimmage in front of 2,200 at the Xcel Energy Center. Skating on a line with Matt Cullen and Guillaume Latendresse, Bouchard danced with the puck and set up numerous scoring chances. The trio didn't score, but coach Mike Yeo said goals will come along with timing. What Yeo most noticed was the pressure and time in the offensive zone created by that line during a 1-0 intrasquad scrimmage, much of it initiated by Bouchard.
Wild winger Pierre-Marc Bouchard reclaiming his game
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Sep 19