Three key members of the Boston Bruins recently underwent surgery to repair injuries sustained during the 2019-20 season and 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Forwards David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand, and defenseman Charlie McAvoy recently had surgery to repair a variety of injuries. The Bruins confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand underwent a sports hernia repair. The surgery was performed by Dr. Brian Busconi and Dr. Demetrius Litwin at the UMass Memorial Medical Center on September 14th. The surgery was successful, according to the club.
The Bruins announced that Brad Marchand is on target to make a full recovery in approximately four months from the date of the surgery.
David Pastrnak, meanwhile, underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair in New York on September 16th. The surgery was successful, and Pastrnak is on target to make a full recovery in approximately five months from the date of the procedure.
Charlie McAvoy underwent a right knee arthroscopy on September 8th. The surgery was successful, and he has been cleared to resume normal offseason activities and will be fully available for the start of next season.
The Boston Bruins have already had a rollercoaster offseason. The club signed free agent forward Craig Smith to a three-year contract on Saturday morning. On Friday night, the club re-signed veteran Kevan Miller. Torey Krug, however, signed with the St. Louis Blues and Zdeno Chara remains on the open market.
The NHL is aiming to start the 2020-21 season on January 1st, but the date is tentative. If that is the case, both Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak could miss the start of the upcoming season.