Bruins Rookie Will Miss The Remainder Of The Season After Undergoing Surgery

Published February 7, 2024 at 10:51 PM
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It's disappointing news for the Boston Bruins and their young forward, Matt Poitras. The team has confirmed that Poitras underwent shoulder surgery today, spelling the end of his debut NHL season.

"Matthew Poitras underwent a successful right shoulder open stabilization (Latarjet) procedure today, February 7. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Holovacs at Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital. The expected recovery time is approximately five months." - Dr. Peter Asnis, Boston Bruins Medical Director

Poitras, drafted by the Bruins in the second round of the 2022 draft, made a promising start to his NHL career, tallying 5 goals and 15 points in 33 games.

"Matt has been an important part of our team's success thus far, and he will be missed. Our medical staff made the recommendation for Matt to proceed with the surgery rather than continue playing with an unstable shoulder and risking further damage. Everyone involved supported the decision as to do what was best for him at this time. Matt is just starting his Bruins career and is a key part of our future."



The 19-year-old forward's absence will be felt, but his health and recovery are the top priority for the Bruins.


Source: Bladeofsteel
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