Carolina Hurricanes Forward Teuvo Teravenen was a full participant in practice on Monday, looking to make his return in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Florida Panthers.
Game 1 remains TBA.
Tervainen, 28, had surgery on April 22 to repair a bone in his hand after he was dropped by New York Islanders forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau in Carolina’s 4-3 overtime victory in Game 2 of the first-round series.
The team then stated that Teravanen would miss 4 to 8 weeks.
“It’s kind of crazy,” Teravanen said. “I thought I was done, but the doctors did a really good job and it looks like (I) will be back very soon.
“I think I’m pretty ready to go, so whenever the coach puts me out there.”
Teravanen returned to practice on Saturday for the first time wearing a non-contact jersey. However, he took off the yellow jersey in Monday’s practice.
NHL still hasn’t decided when Game 1 will take place storm And there will be panthers. Regardless, the series will start in Raleigh, NC.
Teravanen, 28, totaled 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) in 68 games this season.
The 2015 Stanley Cup champion with Chicago, Teravenen has totaled 406 points (130 goals, 276 assists) in 594 career games with the Blackhawks. storm
– Field Level Media