Brad Richards, who had surgery on his hip in April, skated today in Frisco.
He said the workout went well, that he had good speed straight ahead, and that he felt some pain when he did crossovers.
``That's to be expected,'' he said of the pain. ``I actually felt it went really well for the first day. I'm encouraged by it.''
Richards said he will work out in Frisco for the next few days and then head out next Wednesday.