WINNIPEG - Tyler Myers has been waiting for this day for a long time.
Even though it's only a preseason game, and it doesn't count for any points in the standings, tonight's match up with the Edmonton Oilers will be his first game since Nov. 11, 2016.
"I'm excited to get back out there and skate with the guys again," said Myers. "For me it's just focusing on doing the little things, especially in exhibition; just quick simple plays and not trying to force anything. We've got a lot of scoring power up front, so just get the puck to those guys and get to work."
With three surgeries behind him, and his son Tristan doing well after his health scare last season, Myers came into camp wanting to play in every single preseason game he could.
"I had a conversation with (head coach) Paul (Maurice) right before camp started… He pulled the reigns back a little bit," Myers said with a grin. "However many games I get I'll make the best of it. Try and focus on where I left off at the start of last year. I watched a little more video coming into this year just because I didn't have that playing time. I'm feeling good and I'm ready to go."