Saskatoon Blades captain Aidan De La Gorgendiere has waited a long time to feel 100 per cent healthy again.
It’s been a difficult road for the veteran blueliner since requiring shoulder surgery at the tail end of the Blades’ 2021-22 regular season, spending months rehabbing and getting his body back to game shape.
Finally after six months, De La Gorgendiere is ready to return to the lineup for Saskatoon on Friday night.
“Surgery went well, everything was a success on that standpoint and now it’s just getting the game legs back,” said De La Gorgendiere. “I’ve been skating for over two months now, so it’s all coming back to me and I’m feeling really good.”