Montreal Canadiens left winger Max Pacioretty is recovering from a knee injury.
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Pacioretty's Rehab is 'On Track'
Tuesday, August 11
Pacioretty is attempting to make his way back to the Canadiens after injuring his knee in an off-ice workout on July 9. The team said in its release that it expected Pacioretty to miss 12 weeks.
Over a month after suffering the injury, Pacioretty is right on track, according to ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald: "Canadiens' Max Pacioretty will have another scan taken on his knee once rehab increases and talks with team docs. His rehab is on schedule...he's working hard to be back as soon as he can and has been feeling really good lately."
It'll be a relief for Canadiens fans to see that Pacioretty is on schedule. From the date of his injury, 12 weeks would see him return around Oct. 1, six days before Montreal opens up its season against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He will not be able to retain a regular-season form of play upon his return, as he will most likely have to ease his way back into the Canadiens, but Pacioretty is too big of a weapon to lose long term.
He recorded a career high with 67 points last year with 37 goals and 30 assists while leading the league with a plus-38 rating. All this means is that when Pacioretty is on the ice, good things tend to happen for the Canadiens, who are looking to make that next step in the East after losing in the conference semifinals despite a 110-point season.
Stats courtesy of Hockey-Reference.com.