TAMPA – Enduring rehabilitation for an athlete means battling the mundane.
Day after day, hour after hour, the routine rarely changes. Training table. Gym. Cold tub. Stretching. Watch the team play.
Come back the next day, do it again. Maybe there's a tweak to the treatment. Perhaps it's the hot tub instead of sitting in a tub of ice.
Bottom line, it's time spent doing anything other than what they live for even while preparing to get back out and do what they are paid for.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov went through that process, missed the entire regular season because of it. An...
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