from Randy Miller of NJ.com,
Giroux says it's been sad seeing everything that happened in the last year to Richards, a former two-time 30-goal scorer who is just 30.
"Yeah, I think he did a lot of good things for this organization, and personally, he was really good for me, too," Giroux said.
Giroux recently reached out to Richards to offer support.
"I talked to him maybe a couple weeks ago," Giroux said. "When all that (legal) stuff is gone — I'm not too sure what's happening with that — he's going to back. I don't see how he would not be back in the league. He's a great player and one of the best penalty killers I've seen in awhile."