When the Boston Bruins begin rookie camp later this month, they will be without 19-year-old forward Zach Senyshyn.
The Bruins on Monday confirmed that Senyshyn, selected 15th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, will miss rookie camp, but will report to the NHL club’s training camp after undergoing a successful appendectomy on Sunday.
The Bruins added, however, that Senyshyn’s participation in training camp has yet to be determined.
The story first broke at SooToday.com, which covers the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League.
At last year’s draft, the Bruins became the first team in 47 years to make three consecutive first-round picks, although the selection of Senyshyn so early in the draft seemed to come as a surprise.
Senyshyn, who scored 45 goals and 65 points last season with the Greyhounds, also seemed determined to prove critics of his selection wrong. He could get another opportunity to do so at training camp, provided the Bruins feel he’s healthy enough following this operation.