Tyler Seguin checked in this week after undergoing offseason hand surgery last month, and said that hes doing well in rehab.
The 19-year-old played through the last month plus of the regular season and the postseason with a dislocated tendon in the middle finger of his left hand. The surgery took place in early May and Seguin indicated its a 10-week recovery process that should leave him at full strength at the start of Bs training camp.
Seguin even joked on Twitter immediately after the surgery that he was having issues trying to eat a burrito with one hand.
The Bs leading scorer from last season wont be able to fully hit the weights and heavy training until the hand recovers in July, but told CSNNE.com on Monday that he was making good progress in his rehab.
It's alright and the cast is off, wrote Seguin in a text message. I just can't get a full fist yet and dont have full range of movement, so Im doing therapy.
Seguin led the Bruins with 29 goals and 67 points during the year and admirably potted an overtime game-winner in the playoffs despite playing with a significant amount of pain in his left hand. The hand issues was the first major injury Seguin has suffered with the Black and Gold, and the forward progress this month was a good sign for a player so important to Bostons future.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while honoring and remembering those that paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freed on this Memorial Day.
*Here’s a hockey column from Mark Madden, which kind of proves his dopiness when it comes to pucks. He writes about Pittsburgh’s excellent shutdown pair of Ian Cole and Justin Schultz, who have averaged a whopping 15 and 13 minutes of ice time respectively in these playoffs. Yeah, that’s not a shutdown pair. That’s called a bottom pairing.
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri with another chapter in hockey’s version of the Never-ending Story: John Scott wants to make his own World Cup team with Phil Kessel.
*Mike Sullivan reminisces about coaching Joe Thornton, and playing for the San Jose Sharks, as his Penguins ready to take on San Jose in the Stanley Cup Final.
*In the interest of self-promotion, here’s me wondering what the heck the Bruins are doing on Sports Sunday last night on CSN.
*Apparently Alex Semin is going to stay in the KHL for this coming season. I don’t think anybody is too heartbroken around the NHL about this given the way things ended for him.
*Buffalo’s Mike Harrington says that Sidney Crosby returns to the Stanley Cup Final with a new kind of hunger.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Zeisberger goes 1-on-1 with Joe Thornton, who says that the cat likes his Hillbilly Jim playoff beard.
*For something completely different: I haven’t yet read this Joe Posnanski piece on the play Hamilton and his daughter, but I’ll include it because everybody says that it’s great.
Joe Haggerty joins Sports Sunday to talk about the Boston Bruins and Don Sweeney re-signing Kevan Miller to a four-year deal and believes they need to make a clean break from some players.