Bruins Provide Medical Update on Matthew Poitras
Boston Bruins announce the recent medical update on Matthew Poitras.
Statement from Boston Bruins Medical Director Dr. Peter Asnis
According to Boston Bruins Medical Director Dr. Peter Asnis, Matthew Poitras has undergone a successful right shoulder open stabilization (Latarjet) procedure on February 7. Dr. Thomas Holovacs performed the surgery at Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital.
The expected recovery time for Poitras is estimated to be around five months.
Statement from Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney
Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney expressed his thoughts on Poitras' surgery. Sweeney mentioned the significant role Poitras has played in the team's success so far and expressed that he will be missed during his recovery period.
The decision to proceed with the surgery was made by the team's medical staff, who believed it was necessary to address Poitras' unstable shoulder and prevent any further damage. Sweeney emphasized that the decision was supported by everyone involved and was focused on what is best for Poitras at this time. Poitras, who is relatively new to the Bruins, is considered a key part of the team's future.