Finally back on the ice again! #goodtobeback #missedit
— Mika Zibanejad (@MikaZibanejad) December 31, 2012
In light of all the postulating and uncertainty surrounding Mika Zibanejad's health, this is great news for the Binghamton Senators and the organization's most heralded of prospects.
There's no update on whether Zibanejad skated informally or at a team practice, but if you're looking for a timeline on his return, know that Luke Richardson prefers to give his players as much time as they need to recoup from their respective injuries.
Using Stephane Da Costa's as a recent example, the player was in the gym regaining his strength and conditioning well before joining his teammates on the ice for a week's worth of practices.
It may take some time before Zibanejad returns to the lineup, but today was an excellent first step.