Things are Going from Bad to Worse for Max Pacioretty: Another Setback Hits Him Hard

Published August 27, 2023 at 3:37 PM
BY ELLIOT BEN JACOB
After three seasons plagued by severe injuries, including two Achilles tendon ruptures, it has just been revealed that another setback has befallen Max Pacioretty.

Having played only five games last year, all signs indicate that the former captain of the Montreal Canadiens will be sidelined for several more weeks. His new head coach with the Washington Capitals, Spencer Carbery, states that Pacioretty will miss at least the first two months of activities for the upcoming campaign.

"I'm not sure about his return date. I don't think he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. But whether it's in November or December, as soon as he's healthy and ready to play, I believe we'll have a significant asset with Max who can, in the middle of the season, give us a real offensive boost in our top-6, someone who can help us on the power play, someone who has proven time and again that he can find ways to score, which is something highly sought after in the league." - Spencer Carbery

No return date has been set at the moment, as his return to the game could happen in November or December, if his rehabilitation goes smoothly.


With just over a full season played in three years, totaling 92 games, let's just say his injury history is starting to be concerning, and the Caps clearly want to take their time before considering getting him back on the ice.

This will be a situation to watch in the early weeks of the season's schedule.


Credit : Hockey Patrol
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