Montreal coach Jacques Martin said Pacioretty, who was injured on March 8, will be allowed to begin working out a week from Saturday. Pacioretty could begin taking contact from teammates in 3-5 weeks, and may be available for the playoffs.
Pacioretty was wheeled off on a stretcher after the hit, in which Chara checked the Montreal forward into a stanchion by a team bench. Martin said Pacioretty will remain on complete rest until March 26.
Did you see the hit by Zdeno Chara on Pacioretty? What are your thoughts?
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