Subban, who suffered a fractured larynx back on Feb. 8, has recovered from the scary injury and is in line to participate fully in training camp, CSN New England reports. Subban, who recorded a 14-8-5 record with a .911 save percentage and 2.44 GAA for AHL Providence last season, went so far as to say that at this stage he feels "like a tank." After the Bruins let Jonas Gustavsson walk in free agency, it looked like Subban might have a chance to secure the top backup role behind starter Tuukka Rask, but with the Bruins having added veteran Anton Khudobin to their goaltending mix, it looks like the 22-year-old Subban will probably start the season at the AHL level, a scenario that would result in valuable ice time for the 2012 first-rounder.
With the Bruins not planning to re-sign Jonas Gustavsson, Subban (neck) will have a chance this coming season to claim the team's No. 2 goaltending job behind starter Tuukka Rask, CSN New England reports. As the team moves on from Gustavsson and seeks a replacement for the veteran goalie, GM Don Sweeney noted that the Bruins have "a very strong internal candidate in Malcolm [Subban]." The 2012 first-rounder, who suffered a fractured larynx back on Feb. 8, will look to put that season-ending injury behind him and is in line to make a bid for a full-time NHL job backing up Rask. Prior to being sidelined, Subban played in 27 games in 2015-16 for AHL Providence, recording a 14-8-5 record to go along with a 2.46 GAA and .911 save percentage. Assuming he is able to land a spot with the big club this coming season, Subban would carry a team-friendly salary cap hit of $863,333.
Subban (throat) faced shots during a pre-practice workout for AHL Providence's goalies on Tuesday, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports. It's another step in the right direction for Subban, who suffered a fractured larynx in early February. While the young goalie's frightening injury cost him some valuable development time this season, the 22-year-old Subban appears to be recovering well and remains an intriguing prospect for the Bruins, who still have Tuukka Rask under contract through 2020-21, at an annual cap hit of $7,000,000.
Subban, who suffered a fractured larynx after being struck in the throat by a puck this past Saturday, underwent successful surgery to address the issue on Feb. 8. Per the Bruins, Subban "is doing well and has been released from the hospital." While there is no firm timetable for the young goalie's return to action, Subban is expected to be out for a minimum of eight weeks. With AHL Providence's regular season slate ending on April 17, it appears as though the soonest we'll see Subban take the ice again is some time during the AHL or NHL playoffs (assuming either of the organization's teams qualify for the postseason), though such an outcome is not a lock. Prior to suffering his injury, the 22-year-old netminding prospect had recorded a 14-8-5 record in 27 games with Providence, en route to logging a 2.46 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.
Subban reportedly fractured his larynx when taking a puck to the neck Saturday, but is in stable condition and has been transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Injuries such as this are certainly always scary situations, but fortunately it sounds as though Subban is doing well. The team should continue to update his status as he progresses in his recovery, but it remains a bit unclear how long the issue will cost the young netminder.
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