Juulsen (face) said Monday that he's healthy and has been cleared to play for the 2019-20 season. The news is huge for Juulsen, who's career was in jeopardy after an injury related to his vision was revealed in February. He joined AHL Laval on a non-contact level March 26, and will be back on the ice fully healthy for the next campaign. The 22-year-old played 21 games this season at the NHL level and tallied five points.
Juulsen (face) returned to practice with AHL Laval on Tuesday on a non-contact basis, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Considering the last we heard was that Juulsen's career could be in jeopardy, his return to the ice, even without contact, is a major step toward a return. The 2015 first-round pick is dealing with some vision issues, so the Canadiens will certainly allow him all the time necessary for recovery. Consider Juulsen out indefinitely until he takes additional steps in the recovery process.
Juulsen (face) is dealing with an issue that's related to his vision, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Juulsen's issue will take some time to heal and it's been suggested that it could threaten his career. The team hasn't relayed a potential timetable on his return out of respect to Juulsen, so it's best to consider the 20-year-old blueliner -- who has struggled with injuries throughout his brief career -- out indefinitely.
Juulsen's facial injury could be career threatening, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. As the NHL's trade deadline approaches, rumor has it that Juulsen's facial injury could prevent the defenseman from ever playing again. Since Montreal took him 26th overall back in 2015, the first-round pick has struggled to stay healthy. Even when Juulsen has dressed, it's been mostly a fruitless exercise from a fantasy perspective. In 44 appearances with the Canadiens, the 21-year-old has just eight points to show for his efforts. Whether it's with the Habs or another team, we can only hope Juulsen can get back on the ice, as the early portion of his pro career has been marred by injuries and ailments.
Juulsen was sent to AHL Laval on Monday. Juulsen made four appearances with the Canadiens during this current stint in the majors but will ultimately give way to fellow defenseman Victor Mete, who was correspondingly called up Monday. Still just 21 years old, Juulsen will likely be called up again at a later date this season.
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