The plan had always been for Bruins forward Tyler Seguin to wrap up his European experience with a stint playing for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup.
The 20-year-old Seguin and Bs teammate Patrice Bergeron helped capture the Spengler Cup with a 7-2 victory over HC Davos in Switzerland this weekend, a nice little bow on his Swiss adventure after potting 25 goals in 29 games for HC Biel.
There was one negative thing slightly marring the Biel experience, however.
A sketchy report cropped up over the weekend that quoted Biels general manager as saying that Seguin was leaving Switzerland because he was having issues with his hip, and that surgery was a remote possibility for the budding Bs superstar.
Seguin completely shot down the hip report when contacted by CSNNE.com, and confirmed that he is one million percent healthy as he gets ready to head back to Boston to wait out the NHL lockout.
I have no idea where that came from, said Seguin to CSNNE.com. I told them I was leaving with no injury reason.
Seguins words were backed up by the fact that he continued to star for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup after the reports cropped, and that the youngster has experienced exactly zero issues with his hip throughout his NHL career.
There was a report out of ESPNBoston.com last year that Seguin had a genetic predisposition to hip issues later in his career, but the Bruins didnt appear too concerned about that before inking him to a six-year contract extension in September.
So now the hope is that the NHL lockout ends in the next few weeks so Boston hockey fans can watch the speed, passing, skating and shooting display that Seguin put on in Switzerland over the last three months.