Bruins’ Cam Neely Can’t Put ‘Hard Dates’ On Return Of David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand

Both Pastrnak and Marchand will miss the beginning of the season


Dec 21, 2020

We now know the 2020-21 NHL season will begin Jan. 13. And while we don’t know the exact schedule, there’s finally a bit of clarity.

Even with the later start to the season, the Boston Bruins still will be without David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand when the puck drops.

The first-line duo underwent surgery in September and won’t be ready for Jan. 13. Pastrnak had a labral repair in his right hip, while Marchand had to have a sports hernia repaired.

Both operations were successful, but will keep Marchand and Pastrnak sidelined for four and five months, respectively. Of course, mid-January will be the five-month mark. But Bruins president Cam Neely won’t put a “hard date” on their return.

“Yeah, no other injury concerns right now as far as I know. And as far as hard dates it’s hard to put a hard date on those guys,” Neely told reporters Monday during a video call. “Brad I know has been on the ice a couple times which is a good sign. David recently got back into town and will continue his rehab. I’m sure you know we can get you some dates as things progress here, but right now I don’t really have any hard dates for you.”

While there’s no set dates, it’s certainly good news that Marchand is back on the ice.

Thumbnail photo via Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports Images
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