"My injuries have been … when I do it, I seem to do it good. It was tough. There were definitely tears and thoughts of, 'Will I ever be healthy again? Am I ever going to be back on top where I was? Am I ever going to be a player in this League?' Mentally pushing through, there was obviously a lot of family support, but ultimately it came down to me and I've still got a long way to go."
-- Justin Williams
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.