According to Michael Russo of the StarTribune, the Minnesota Wild's Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been medically cleared to practice. He has not, however, been cleared for contact. This means he will have solo skates until cleared for at least minimal contact.â†µ
Bouchard has repeated his desire to be ready for the season, but coach Todd Richards has expressed doubts. Bouchard, of course, missed 81 of 82 games last season suffering from post-concussion symptoms.