Veteran defenseman Cory Sarich is hoping to make an NHL return in 2015-16 after missing all of last season recovering from a cycling accident.
"I'm doing well," Sarich, who turned 37 on Aug. 16, told the Calgary Herald on Tuesday. "Everything is back to normal. Conditioning-wise I feel great. Overall health is fantastic."
He had one goal and 10 points in 54 games for the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14. Sarich spent the previous six seasons with the Calgary Flames.
Sarich was injured July 21, 2014, when, according to the Herald, he tried to avoid a pickup truck that turned in front of his bicycle. He slid under the truck on his stomach and sustained five cracked vertebrae when the truck ran over him. He also sustained burns on his shoulder and wrist from the truck's muffler, a swollen left arm and leg, a large laceration on his head, and a serious case of road rash. He also dealt with a knee injury and had a staph infection in his elbow that required another hospital stay.