DENVER - DECEMBER 11: Goaltender Antero Niittymaki #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save with his mask off a shot from a Colorado Avalanche player at the Pepsi Center on December 11, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness