By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Out of action since suffering a lower-body on Nov. 12, Bruins winger Zach Senyshyn was back on the ice and in a regular sweater for Wednesday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena. It was just the second skate Senyshyn’s had since the injury, and couldn’t hide the excitement of getting back to a normal routine after watching from the sidelines for over a month.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Senyshyn said. “It’s been nice to finally be back with the guys and on the ice.
“I’m feeling really good. I’m feeling better each day and it’s been great to work with the coaches.”
The injury could not have come at a worse time for the 2015 first-round pick, too. After spending a whopping 156 games in the AHL, Senyshyn took hold of his first real NHL opportunity and tallied two assists through his first three games. (If we want to get technical about it, Senyshyn should’ve had at least one more assist to his name, but the offside challenge had their say.) He looked every bit capable as a potential middle-sixer for this year’s Bruins, and was establishing chemistry on their third line.
“It was definitely devastating,” Senyshyn admitted. “It’s my dream to play in the NHL, and especially to put on that Spoked B, and to get that taken away is always tough even though there’s really nothing you can do about it.
“It just added to the motivation and just set me up for a big comeback here, and I’m excited about it.”
But it’s a comeback that will have to begin in Providence, as the Bruins immediately assigned the 22-year-old back down to the AHL shortly after his official activation following Wednesday’s skate.