On January 18th the Habs were in Buffalo. In that game, Cammalleri went down with a separated shoulder, PK took a puck in the ankle and limped off the ice, and Max Pacioretty took a James Wisniewski slapshot to the chest and had to be rushed to the hospital. He had a broken rib and severe bruising.
Initial word was, he would be out for a minimum of 6 weeks. Much to everyone’s surprise, he played the next game, scored two goals and an assist, and played a bruising physical game laying body check after body check.
After “the hit heard around the world”, word was Pacioretty would miss the remainder of this season and questions arose of his future in the league at all. And now he might be back for the playoffs?
Anyone still questioning this kids toughness?
Max remains on bed rest until March 25th, at which point he’ll be reevaluated. If everything goes according to plan he should be able to resume training with full contact in three to five weeks.