Malcolm Subban will miss at least two months of the AHL and NHL seasons, but he’s on the road to recovery.
The Boston Bruins goaltender fractured his larynx after getting hit in the throat with a puck on Feb. 6 while playing with the Providence Bruins. The team originally said Subban would be out indefinitely, but there’s now a little more information on how the 22-year-old is doing.
“Malcolm underwent successful surgery on February 8 at Mass. Eye and Ear Hospital in Boston to repair his larynx fracture,” the Bruins said Thursday in a statement. “He is doing well and has been released from the hospital. While there is no definitive timetable for his return at this time, he is expected to be out a minimum of eight weeks.”
Subban has played in only one NHL game in his young career, and it was a 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues during the 2014-15 season. In 27 games for Providence this year, Subban is 14-8-5 with a 2.46 goals against average, a .911 save percentage and one shutout.
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