Derek Roy is hoping a change of scenery can help him. And he definitely believes he can help the Stars.
Roy last season had one of his worst statistical years, with 44 points in 80 games, but he also was recovering from a series of injuries tied to his leg and back. Roy said the injuries that allowed him to only play 35 games in 2010-11, also hurt his training before the 2011-12 season.
“It was a huge factor,” Roy said. “What happened with the surgery…and then I worked really hard to get back…and then I pulled the hamstring in the summer time. I couldn’t get my training down. I’d wait a month and do therapy on my hamstring, stuff like that. But it feels great now and I can’t wait to get back on the ice and get going again.”