The Dallas Stars were left without high-scoring center Tyler Seguin during their postseason run this spring. He sat out with an achilles injury for all but one game, during which he seemingly re-injured himself and ended up out again with a calf issue.
After a long summer of rehab, though, the forward ‘feels great’ – and expects to be ready to go by the World Cup of Hockey this September.
“It’s been a short but long summer,” suggested Seguin, via the Dallas News.
“Bit of a different summer as far as training wise just coming off an injury, but feeling great and looking forward to the World Cup in the next month or so.”
Drafted second overall by the Boston Bruins in 2011, the 24-year-old Seguin is heading into his fourth season with the Stars (who acquired him in the summer of 2013 as part of the deal that sent Loui Eriksson to the Atlantic Division). He’s coming off a year that saw him put up 33 goals and 73 points, to boot, although he may have scored even more had he not missed the final stretch of the year with his injury.
Having him healthy and ready to go for the World Cup will be good news for Team Canada, as a result.
He’ll join Stars teammate Jamie Benn on the national team if he is indeed cleared to play, looking to improve upon his nine goals in ten games at his last international tournament (the 2015 World Championships, at which he and the Canadian roster took home gold).