New Panthers forward Peter Mueller is so anxious to restart a promising career that has been derailed by concussions that he was already hard at work Wednesday morning at Iceplex despite the possibility of a lockout.

Mueller, 24, who feels comfortable at left wing or at center, said he is symptom-free and for the first time since his rookie season with Phoenix in 2007-08 when he tallied 54 points, including 22 goals, he feels 100 percent healthy.

"It's 100 percent behind me. I tell people all the time I haven't felt this clear since my first year, which is awesome," said Mueller, whose long-flowing locks may give new teammate Kris Versteeg a battle in length as well as in point production...

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