Quickly -- which is the way Craig Conroy seems to do everything, from the way he talks to the way he skates -- the Calgary Flames centre went from 'MRI' to 'I'm alright.'
His injured knee concerned him enough to sit out most of the last game when swelling flared up with no warning.
Conroy had an MRI done Monday, then rode the bike before a second meeting with doctors.
No major damage showed, and swelling subsided, he showed up for yesterday's morning skate.
"It was a surprise. Craig came in this morning and said 'My knee feels fine, I want to try skating,' " said head coach Mike Keenan, who got even better news after the practice.
"He came in and said, 'I'm ready to go.'
"I said great."
Even Conroy was caught off guard by his speedy recovery.
"Everything's good now," he said before announcing he'd play in last night's game against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.
"It's weird. I don't really know what it was.
"Maybe I just jammed it or something. It felt fine today, and I have no problems. The swelling's gone, and we're ready to roll."