The Boston Bruins have been without forward Taylor Hall since February 25th, when he last played against the Vancouver Canucks. He has missed the last nine games with a lower-body injury as the Bruins placed him on LTIR before the trade deadline. Not much news has surfaced regarding Hall’s injury and its severity.
While many don’t expect Hall to return till the playoffs start, some good news was announced today: Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic shared a massive update on Hall. As per Shinzawa:
”Taylor Hall is skating at Warrior Ice Arena.”
While it is no indication of when Hall will return, it’s a significant first step that he is moving in the right direction and is able to return to the ice.
The 31-year-old Hall has had a solid season, especially considering he has been on the third line with Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic. Through 58 games, he’s collected 16 goals and 20 assists, most of which came before January 1st. Before the injury, Hall was in the midst of a slump which could have been due to the lower body injury as it seems it had been lingering for some time.
When Hall returns, he will have a new linemate in Tyler Bertuzzi, who should help elevate Hall’s game with his passing and skill level. A third line of Hall, Coyle, and Bertuzzi gives the Bruins yet another highly skilled line capable of playing top-line minutes and matching up with any line in the NHL.
There is still the possibility Hall could return after the Bruins road trip and as early as next Tuesday when he would officially be able able to come off of LTIR.
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