Morning Free Association: Zboril’s Surgery

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He was having a good year. He was rewarded for practicing hard by being inserted into the lineup and performing better than most of the struggling D corps. He had battled through some mental health issues, worked on his sleep abnormalities, and worked on the other things to make him feel and play better. He was playing with confidence when he got injured on a normal “good” hit. And now, his season is over.

The Boston Bruins announced on Monday that Jakub Zboril had undergone successful knee surgery for a torn ACL. The good news is that this is a common surgery with a recovery time that will see him on the ice for next season. The bad news is that it will undoubtedly be next season.

Zboril appeared in 10 games for the Boston club this season with no goals and 3 assists. Bruce Cassidy had repeatedly praised him for the work he had been doing as the 7th D man and kept him in the lineup even after others returned from injury or had served their time on the 9th floor. He had performed well enough to continue playing and that’s what’s sad. Zboril was putting it together and now his season is done. He will keep putting it together next season.

His injury happened in game on December 2nd. When a person tears the ACL, the knee swells considerably making it difficult to determine the true nature of the injury by scans. Once the swelling goes down within a week or two, medical staff can see what they are dealing with and perform the surgery. That’s why it takes a couple of weeks to evaluate and then correct the injury.

The shame is that Jakub Zboril was finally building something. The first pick of the Bruins 2015 first round trio of picks, Zboril survived potentially being selected in the expansion draft this year. He’s in the final year of his two-year one-way deal. The Bruins will re-sign him since he’s still an RFA.

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Morning all. Looking forward to the long weekend. Not much planned other than reading, watching tv, and getting bossed around by Nugget.

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Sounds great. No plans to see Satan parents?

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Going up to SatanHouse for Christmas dinner. Supposed I should add getting bossed around by SatanDog to the list of thing as well! lol

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Zboril survived potentially being selected in the expansion draft this year

I’ve liked what Zboril has done this year, and you can see there’s plenty of potential still to come. But I do think the Kraken picked up a similar yet better player in Lauzon. Hope Little Z is able to make a full recovery.

I’m feeling better again today, although have an annoying rattly cough as the mess in my lungs has become looser (sorry if that’s tmi, but VA – you did say you like medical stuff wink ). It’s a feeling I’m used to as it’s very similar to what my animal allergies do to me.

I’ve been lucky – if everyone got it like I did there would be no need for any restrictions.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

It must be tough isolating in the same house as your family. Isolation, but not solitude, at least.

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It’s a bit weird, for sure. I’ve got books, guitar and computer up here, and luckily I have a very high boredom threshold!

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Good.morning!
I feel for Zboril. It’s taken some time for him to mature, but mature he has… and he’ll be missed. At the time of the expansion draft, I was hoping Zboril would get picked. Not anymore….. although I would take Lauzon back.
A day of jigsaw puzzle, Christmas movies, hot drinks and delicious (and gluten free) cookies. Thanks GH!!! Probably the best cookies ever!! We might do it again today! I feel quite fortunate. Our first Christmas in our new house, retirement, and someone wonderful to share it.