Beleskey underwent surgery on his left hand back on April 14. With Beleskey's recovery time expected to be six weeks, the winger should be ready to roll in time for training camp. In his first season with Boston, Beleskey notched 15 goals and 37 points in 80 games, while bringing a consistent grit and compete level to the ice on a daily basis.
GM Don Sweeney relayed Thursday that Beleskey could be facing offseason hand surgery, CSN New England reports. Beleskey finished his first season in Boston with 15 goals and 37 points in 80 games, to go along with a team-high 260 hits. While a potential surgery to deal with his hand issue has yet to be finalized, there has been nothing to suggest that there is anything in play here that could impact the gritty winger's status for the 2016-17 season. Beleskey is under contract with the Bruins through the 2019-20 season, at an annual cap hit of $3,800,000.
Beleskey finished the 2015-16 season with 15 goals and 37 points in 80 games, to go along with 65 PIM. While Beleskey didn't approach the 22-goal mark he attained in 65 games for the Ducks in 2014-15, he's still one player who earned his keep during a disappointing campaign for the Bruins, who failed to make the playoffs for the second straight year. The 27-year-old winger brought the team consistent grit and compete level in a season that saw him rack up 260 hits, a mark that placed him eighth in the NHL, and topped the 244 hits that former Boston power forward Milan Lucic logged for the Kings. Looking ahead to 2016-17, Beleskey's spot with the Bruins is secure, though inevitable offseason changes figure to surround him with some new faces up front in advance of his second season with the team.
Beleskey scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Carolina on Friday. That's twice in the last three games that Beleskey has put up two goals, bringing his tally to 13 to go with 19 assists on the year. He was also a plus-3 in the contest, making him an impressive plus-16 on the year. With 119 shots on goal and 48 PIM, he covers multiple categories well enough to be considered in many leagues, so go ahead and take a peek if you're in need of some offense.
Beleskey found twine twice in Monday's 6-4 loss to Columbus. That's 11 snipes on the year now for Beleskey, whose 30 points are just two shy of his career-best 32 set last year in Anaheim.
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