For the first time in three years, the Edmonton Oilers winger has been able to put in a full off-season of workouts and is healthy heading into training camp. Yet now that he's back in Edmonton, there may not be a training camp to go to.

"It was nice, finally after three seasons I could do pretty much everything this off-season so I enjoyed it," Hemsky said after skating with a handful of local NHL players at a south side arena. "I'm ready for the season, but it's funny, I'm ready for the season and it might not start on time. We'll see what happens."

Regardless of when the puck drops on the year, the Oilers can look forward to having a healthy Hemsky at the start.

Last season, the slick winger was recovering from shoulder surgery, which set him back at the beginning of the year.