Brayden Point: reassuring news
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point says he’s recovered from his quadriceps tear suffered in the last playoffs and expects to start the season without a hitch.
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The veteran went through tough times due to his injury appearing 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 floor.
Luckily for him, he has had enough time to get back on his feet and is happy with his progress over the past few months.
“It’s great to be able to skate the way you want again. […] I don’t think I will have any problems,” he said in comments reported by the Tampa Bay Times.
Thus, Point wants to use the training camp to find good feelings 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 his 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. At the time, my withdrawal from training was therefore appropriate.
“I just let the injury heal and started from there,” added Point, who took a few weeks after the playoffs ended to get back to work.
The 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.