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Promising Bruins' Rookie to Miss the Remainder of the Season

Published February 7, 2024 at 7:52 PM
It's the kind of thing you hate to see happen to a promising young NHL player in their first season. The Boston Bruins have released a medical update on rookie Matt Poitras, and it's not great news.

The Bruins say Poitras underwent a medical procedure on his shoulder today, and will be out the rest of this season.

"Matthew Poitras underwent a successful right shoulder open stabilization (Latarjet) procedure today, February 7. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Holovacs at Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital. The expected recovery time is approximately five months." - Boston Bruins Medical Director Dr. Peter Asnis

Poitras was drafted by Boston in the second round (54th overall) in 2022. The 19-year-old forward played 33 games for the team this season, the first 33 of his career, scoring 5 goals and 15 points.

"Matt has been an important part of our team's success thus far, and he will be missed. Our medical staff made the recommendation for Matt to proceed with the surgery rather than continue playing with an unstable shoulder and risking further damage. Everyone involved supported the decision as to do what was best for him at this time. Matt is just starting his Bruins career and is a key part of our future."

Poitras has not played since January 25th during a game against the Ottawa Senators. He spent the two previous seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Promising Bruins' Rookie to Miss the Remainder of the Season

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