Welcome back (we hope)!

According to THN, Dan Ryder has rejoined the Quad-City Flames after leaving the team six games into the 07-08 season.

Although unknown at the time of his departure, Ryder had reportedly needed some time away from hockey, but the Flames hope he's ready now. Depending on his AHL production this year (he had a goal and five points in those six games), he could be seeing a lot of minutes in the NHL as a third or fourth line player.

Either way, it's nice to see that he's decided to return to hockey. Good luck with making the Flames!