Between injuries and call-ups during the regular season, it's been awhile since Todd Nelson had full use of his roster. But Tyler Bertuzzi and Eric Tangradi returned to the lineup last week so as the playoffs are set to begin, the Griffins are once again at full strength.
Tangradi missed eight games due to injury and Bertuzzi missed seven. Both men returned against the Charlotte Checkers last Friday and Tangradi scored the game winning goal in overtime.
Both men rank in the top ten in points on the team so their scoring touch and grit will be much needed as the Griffins prepare to take on the Milwaukee Admirals in the first round for the second straight season.
Both men said they needed those two regular season games to knock some rust of before the postseason.