By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The offseason came with surgeries for Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, and David Pastrnak, the Bruins confirmed Tuesday.
The 32-year-old Marchand underwent a sports hernia repair, according to the team, with the surgery performed by Dr. Brian Busconi and Dr. Demetrius Litwin at the UMass Memorial Medical Center. The surgery, which happened on Sept. 14, was successful, and Marchand is on target to make a full recovery in approximately three months (four months from the date of the operation). That timeline could see Marchand miss some games if the NHL begins next season on Jan. 1 as planned.
Marchand totaled seven goals and 12 points in 13 games during the summer restart in Toronto.
Pastrnak, meanwhile, underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on September 16. The surgery, performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly, was successful.
The rehabilitation for the 2019-20 Rocket Richard winner has ‘gone well’ according to the Bruins, and No. 88 is on target to make a full recovery in approximately five months from the date of procedure. And assuming that the aforementioned Jan. 1 start date is a reality, the Bruins may be without their top scorer into mid-February.
McAvoy’s surgery came with the best news for the Bruins, really, as he underwent a right knee arthroscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital on September 8, with the surgery performed by team head doctor Dr. Peter Asnis. Per the B’s, the surgery was successful, and McAvoy has been cleared to resume normal offseason activities and will be full go for the start of next season.