Providence Bruins goalie and Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban was struck in the throat by a puck during warm-ups before the game against the Portland Pirates on Feb. 7 and has been diagnosed with a fractured larynx, the team announced in a statement. He underwent surgery and it is unknown when he will return to the ice.
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Bruins Issue Statement on Subban
Thursday, Feb. 11
The Bruins provided an update on Subban's surgery and timetable to return:
"Malcolm underwent successful surgery on February 8 at Mass Eye & Ear Hospital in Boston to repair his larynx fracture. He is doing well and has been released from the hospital. While there is no definitive timetable for his return at this time, he is expected to be out a minimum of eight weeks."
Subban in Stable Condition
Sunday, Feb. 7
According to the Bruins' statement, Subban will be out indefinitely.
Malcolm, the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens star P.K. Subban, sent a picture to fans after being admitted to the hospital:
Thanks for all the supportt! pic.twitter.com/rAEY9d6k6x— Malcolm Subban (@SubbZero30) February 7, 2016
"He's a Subban," P.K. said Sunday, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. "We're built tough."
A first-round pick by the Bruins in the 2012 draft, Malcolm has made one NHL appearance to date. In the February 2015 tilt against the St. Louis Blues, Subban saved three of six shots while allowing three goals and picking up the loss.