June 25, 2024

Bruins’ Jim Montgomery, Linus Ullmark Provide Positive Update On Injury

Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark returned to the ice ahead of Boston’s matchup with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

Ullmark suffered a lower-body injury in the overtime period of the Bruins loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday with head coach Jim Montgomery stating Ullmark would be considered day-to-day.

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“Really good sign,” Montgomery told reporters, per the team. “He’s progressing faster than we anticipated.”

Since it was Ullmark’s first day on the ice since the injury occurred, Montgomery added the Bruins netminder was just “starting his process toward being a player again.”

Ullmark said he was and wasn’t surprised to be back on the ice with the team as quickly as he was.

“Both yes and no. It felt better, I would say,” Ullmark said, per the team. “It didn’t feel as bad as I expected, but also didn’t feel as good as I wanted to. That’s sort of like, it’s hard to pick and choose.”

Ullmark also noted the pace of morning skate is different than being in game action.

“There wasn’t a lot of high-speed scoring chances,” he said. “It was just doing stuff at the end and trying to get a feel for it and see how it felt. But, pleased with it, for now at least.

“We take it day by day. There’s nothing wrong with playing through some adversity, some sort of aches and pains and stuff like that as long as you’re not stupid and lie to yourself that, ‘I’m fine,’ but you’re injured. I’m positive.”

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