This is from the LA Times and within it, news about how due to Richards increasing the level of his off ice workouts succesfully and after the doctor examined him, he was given the green light to skate.
But what's really great about this is the section where Willie Mitchell relays how much Mike Richards means to him and the team and the very sound advise he game him (from his own experience) Just adds to what I've seen of the solid presence Mitchell has on the ice and his comments post game. He really seems to be a solid teammate.
This is one of Willie's comments and how true...and something a friend would think of. “I don’t talk to him [Richards] too much about it,” Mitchell said. “If everyone is asking him, ‘How are you doing? How are you doing? How are you doing?’ He’s going to be in a stressful state. He’s not going to get healthy.