MISE À DAY
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point says he's recovered from his torn quadriceps suffered in the last playoffs and expects to start the season without a hitch. < /p>
The veteran went through tough times due to his injury which emerged during Game 7 of the first round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He then missed 10 games in a row and attempted a comeback in the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche. He thus participated in the first two clashes before returning to the tile.
Fortunately for him, he had enough time to get back on his feet and is satisfied with his progress in recent months.
“It’s great to be able to skate the way you want to again. […] I do not believe that I will have problems”, he affirmed according to remarks reported by the daily newspaper “Tampa Bay Times”.
Thus, Point wishes to use the camp training to regain good sensations and optimal synchronization to follow the game. “It will be a big dose of confidence,” he predicted, referring to the improvement in his condition.
“He is completely healthy and 100% ready,” insisted Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois.
However, the course was tortuous and full of obstacles from the start of its spring troubles. The defeat in the final was hard to accept, as well as the fitness.
“It was complicated, but I think we made the right decision. I don't think I was helping the club that much by being on the ice. So my withdrawal from training at the time was appropriate.”
“I just let the injury heal and started from there,” Point added which took a few weeks. after the end of the playoffs to get back to work.
Number 21 had 28 goals and 30 assists for 58 points in 66 games last season.
– In addition, BriseBois reiterated that Anthony Cirelli and Zach Bogosian, both operated on the shoulder, will not return to play until the end of November or the beginning of the following month.