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Johansen '100 percent' healthy for Predators training camp

Center recovered from acute compartment syndrome in left thigh sustained during conference final

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen said he is 100 percent healthy and ready for training camp after recovery from acute compartment syndrome in his left thigh that required emergency surgery.

Johansen took part in an informal skate with teammates Tuesday. The Predators begin training camp on Sept. 14.

"I finished my rehab here in Nashville so we could get that out of the way and make sure I'm back to 100 percent as fast as I could," Johansen said. "And then I just went through the usual summer process and getting ready for the start of the season. It feels good to be back to 100 percent and skating with the guys here getting ready for it all to start."

Johansen was injured during the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks and did not play in the Predators' six-game loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. He signed an eight-year, $64 million contract with the Predators on July 28 after he had 61 points (14 goals, 47 assists) in the regular season and 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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"Obviously we've got some unfinished business to do," Johansen said. "We're just looking forward to getting back at it here now and going through the process of trying to put ourselves in the same situation. Just looking forward to spending each and every day moving forward now with the guys."

Center Nick Bonino, who signed a four-year, $16.4 million contract (average annual value $4.1 million) with Nashville on July 1, also skated Tuesday. Bonino fractured his left tibia in Game 2 of the Cup Final while playing for the Penguins. He did not address the media.

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