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Habs' Eller healthy; Subban not focused on contract talks

TSN.ca Staff

8/13/2013 10:24:42 AM

The Montreal Canadiens will have a healthy Lars Eller when training camp begins next month.

Eller, who's in Montreal for a charity golf tournament hosted by Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien, told reporters on Tuesday that he's symptom-free and ready to go after suffering a concussion from a hit in Game 1 of the Canadiens' first-round series against the Ottawa Senators.

"Two to three weeks after the incident, I was already back has 100 per cent," Eller told a scrum.

Eller suffered a concussion and facial fractures from a hit by Senators defenceman Eric Gryba and did not return for the rest of the series.

He had a career year with the Canadiens, scoring eight goals and tallying 30 points in 46 games.

Norris Trophy-winning defenceman P.K. Subban was also in attendance at the tournament and addressed questions regarding his two-year contract which expires next summer. Subban will become a restricted free agent again and his banner 2012-13 campaign will mean a big payday on the horizon.

"I still have a season to my contract and I intend to honor it," Subban told reporters, adding that his focus hasn't been on pending contract talks.

Subban, who led all NHL defencemen with 11 goals and 38 points last season, is also aware of the added pressure to build off his best year yet.

"The highest expectations are the ones that I impose (on myself)," he said.