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Boston Bruins announce 2 Star Players likely to miss time into next season due to offseason surgeries

Three of arguably the best players on the Boston Bruins  — forwards David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and defenseman Charlie McAvoy — had offseason surgery in September, the team announced earlier today.

Marchand underwent sports hernia surgery on Sept. 14th, and the team says his target for a full recovery is 4 months from the procedure date.

Pastrnak underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair on Sept. 16th, and his recovery time is expected to be 5 months from the time of the surgery.

From the looks of it, it’s unlikely that Pastrnak and Marchand will be available to the Bruins if the 2020-21 season starts in early January. Four months from Marchand’s procedure is Jan. 14th, and five months from Pastrnak’s procedure is Feb. 16th.

Charlie McAvoy’s situation is not as concerning from reports. The team says he underwent a right knee arthroscopy on Sept. 8th and “has been cleared to resume normal offseason activities and will be fully available for the start of next season.”

The NHL and NHLPA announced earlier this month that the target start date for next season is Jan. 1st, 2021. However, nothing is set in stone for if and when the season actually will begin.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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