Update: Roy (shoulder) is nearly 100 percent recovered from surgery and is expected to join the AHL Texas Stars for workouts, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Recommendation: Roy plans to take part in intense practices with Texas, but has no plans to play in games. Still, the quality of the workouts should adequately prepare Roy for a return to NHL action if and when the lockout comes to a close. "I'm looking forward to it," said Roy, in regards to practicing with Texas. "First, I get to test the shoulder and get to push my workouts. Second, I get to see some of the guys who I might be playing with up here and get to know them a little better."