Brenden Morrow isn't sure how his body will hold up once he takes contact, but he is feeling fine right now.
"Well, the problem is that until you go out there, you don't know," he said. "I think I'm at a good place, and I think the extra time to work on things like spin class and Pilates has to help, but you have to get out there and play. You asked me before about the 'reversal' [where he launches himself backward into a checker while he's protecting the puck] and whether or not that caused the neck problems, and I honestly don't think it has. When I do that move, I'm bracing for the hit or delivering the hit, and I don't feel pain. It's when I'm not looking or I'm twisted around, and I don't expect to get hit ... that's when I feel the pain. So, the big question is when I do get one of those hits, do I just shake it off and it's no problem or does it really hurt and I have to deal with the problem again?" He struggled with neck and back issues last season and appeared in just 57 games as a result. It would be a shame if he can't play his typical physical game anymore.