WILMINGTON, Mass. — Considering it was just a fracture to his frontal sinus bone, Boston Bruins winger Michael Ryder feels fortunate.
After he practiced with the club today at Ristuccia Arena wearing a red “no-contact” jersey and then was bag skated on his first day back, Ryder explained how he feared for the worst after he was high sticked by Ottawa’s Antoine Vermette Feb. 5.
“The last thing I expected, actually, was it to be a fracture after it was over. But I was just lucky it wasn’t my eye,” said Ryder after he caught his breath and had some water. “That was a major concern. I’ve seen a lot of guys get hit there and some guys get really bad damage. For me it was fortunate to just be a fracture and it can heal.” (more…)