Following practice today, John Tortorella was asked about the status of Brad Richards who missed his second straight day of training camp with the flu.
Tortorella said that he isn’t worried about not having Richards around, but wants him back as soon as possible:
“He has done his work. We want him here. I am always concerned when players aren’t here, we are doing a lot of concept stuff, but Richie knows our concept. He was one of the guys during the lockout who spent time taking care of business with his conditioning. Do we want him here? Yes. Is it a major concern? No. We would like to see him get here as soon as possible.”