Just a week after being treated for a heart procedure due to an abnormal heart rhythm, Boston Bruins rookie Charlie McAvoy was back on the ice Monday to skate and get a feel of things as he recovers.
The young defenseman is expected to miss the mandatory two week-recovery following the procedure, as he was diagnosed with a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) -- which is not considered to be life threatening, but it can recur at any time and cause serious symptoms.
After the skate, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney noted that there is not a set date for McAvoy's return to game action.
"Charlie has a follow-up appointment this week, and that will clarify when his return to play," Sweeney said. "He'll start the skating process, and really, it's about how he feels. Once he is 100% medically cleared, later on we'll have more information in that regard.
"We had always said it was likely a two-week (recovery), and we'll give you more information when we have it, but a lot of it will be determined how Charlie feels."
Let's hope the follow-up appointment brings good news to McAvoy, the team and their fans, and that the rookie's health will be back on track and not down hil...
McAvoy leads NHL rookies in ice time per game with 22 minutes, 49 seconds, and has tallied five goals and 20 assists in 45 games so far this season. He hadn’t missed a game until Jan. 23, and fans are quite eager to see him back in action.