The Hurricanes of the Caroline will have to decide very soon whether they add or not the defender Brett Pesce to their training in anticipation of the knockout stages of the resumption of the activities of the national hockey League (NHL).
The back of 25-year-old has undergone an operation to his right shoulder in early march and was expected to miss four to six months. Its name could therefore end up on the list of 31 players from the Hurricanes in anticipation of the return to the game, even if the main person concerned could in fact return to the competition at a later round, if Carolina goes there.
According to general manager Don Waddell, however, it would be possible for his organisation to make changes to his training before the arrival of the latter in the city-bubble of Toronto, 26 July, if he chooses not to include Fish on Monday.
“From what I understand of the information from the doctors, he would start to skate with contacts to the end of August. Therefore, we need to make a decision, said the DG of the site NHL.com. I’m not sure that it is logical to say that it will be ready somewhere in September. We’ll see how things will happen in the next few days.”
Despite the maturity in appearance short, Waddell does not, especially as his club has nine defenders for the third phase of the recovery plan of the NHL.
“We discuss this every day, but we still have a bit of time to decide. In the first week of September, it will be exactly six months since his operation. According to the current parameters, we know that time does not play in our favor. We try to keep our options open.”
Pesce has amassed 18 points, including four goals, in 61 meetings during the campaign.
The ‘ Canes will face the New York Rangers in a series of 3 to 5, in order to try to carve a place in the table playoff of 16 teams.