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Updating Max Pacioretty's recovery

08/12/2015 at 2:19pm EDT

From NHL.com's Arpon Basu:

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty's rehabilitation from a knee injury sustained last month is on schedule, according to coach Michel Therrien and Pacioretty's agent, Pat Brisson.

"Everything's going well with his rehab, honestly, so we're happy," Therrien said at his annual charity golf tournament Tuesday. "It's unfortunate [he got injured], but he's still able to train even if he's limited in the exercises he can do."

The Canadiens announced July 10 that Pacioretty would be out for 12 weeks recovering from the injury he sustained while working out in Florida. The original timeline would have Pacioretty returning a few days prior to the Canadiens' 2015-16 regular-season opener Oct. 7 at the Toronto Maple Leafs, but would have him missing most, if not all, of training camp.

"Max has always surprised us with his ability to return a little bit earlier than scheduled," Therrien said. "But right now everything's going well, he's recovering well, and that's good news."

Brisson said he exchanged text messages with his client last week and received the same progress report as Therrien.

"He progressing very well and he's going in the right direction," Brisson said. "It's August 11, one month in, and he's going in the right direction."


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