WILMINGTON, Mass. — While his Boston Bruins teammates this morning practiced yet again in preparation for their second-round playoff series with a still-to-be-determined opponent, defenseman Matt Hunwick watched the action from the corner of the Ristuccia Arena rink through the glass wearing a Bruins-colored winter jacket.
It was Hunwick’s second day back at the rink but the first time he watched his club go through drills and the first time he drove himself since he underwent emergency surgery to have his spleen removed April 18. Earlier that day, Hunwick had left the rink via ambulance in what was a scary situation.
Hunwick was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and, although he’s lost 14 pounds, he looks and feels fit.
“Tuesday I didn’t feel great. Wednesday was sort of up and down,” he said as his teammates battled on the ice. “Each day’s been getting better and yesterday was probably my best day. I had no times where I felt ill or weak. So I’m looking forward to this coming week, where I can hopefully be able to do some things.” (more…)