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Tyler Seguin says he doesn't have hip issue

Posted on: October 29, 2011 2:33 pm
tship1By: Adam Gretz

Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston raised some eyebrows on Friday with his report that focussed on Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin and what was reported to be a a congenital hip condition that put him at a greater risk for injury, according to his team and league sources. That, of course, would be troubling news for the Bruins and their young forward, the No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft, as he's expected to be one of their long-term building blocks.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was quoted in the story and said that he didn't want cause any alarm and that probably as many as 12 or 13 players in the Bruins locker room deal with something similar and didn't want to specifically comment on an injury issue that isn't currently an issue.

On Saturday, Seguin spoke out regarding the report and, according to Joe Haggerty of CSNNE via Twitter, said that he is 100 percent healthy, anything about his hip is "really false," and that he wasn't born with anything.

The 19-year-old Seguin is off to a wonderful start for the struggling Bruins, currently leading the team with nine points (three goals, six assists) in nine games. The Bruins acquired the pick used to select him in the trade with Toronto that sent Phil Kessel to the Maple Leafs prior to the 2009-10 season. Boston also ended up with draft picks that were used to select Jared Knight (second round in 2010) and Dougie Hamilton (first round in 2011).

In 74 games during his rookie season last year he scored 11 goals to go with 11 assists. He also saw time in the playoffs during the Eastern Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals, including a two-game stretch against Tampa Bay where he recorded six points.

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Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 1:54 pm
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Since: Jun 18, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2011 7:50 pm

Tyler Seguin says he doesn't have hip issue

The way the B's have played so far, I'm beginning to wonder if some of them have any heart!

Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 5:25 pm

Tyler Seguin says he doesn't have hip issue

good to hear! i almost started overreacting myself.

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