Will we see Mike Richards play in the NHL in 2015-16?
There are still quite a few hoops to jump through, with sorting out legal issues being the most obvious hurdle to clear.
Regardless, it’s worth noting this report from TSN’s Bob McKenzie: Richards is skating with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers.
Seems like a mutually beneficial setup: Richards gets to stay in shape while OHL players maybe get to pick his hockey brain a bit.
It would likely be some time before Richards is even really an option for NHL teams – even assuming he wouldn’t face any sort of league discipline before returning – but is there a team that’s a good fit for the two-way forward?