What was once believed to be an injury that could cost Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian the first 15-20 games of the upcoming NHL regular season could now sideline the blueliner for up to six months. Following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, Bogosian may not be able to return until some time in February, or even a bit later. That would put him on track to return for less than half of the 2012-2013 regular season.
Then again, with a pending NHL Lockout set to begin on September 15, and with no end date currently in site, Bogosian may not miss quite as large of a percentage of games this season.
That is, if there is a season at all.
Either way, the Jets have already gone on record as stating that the surgery was a success, and that the typical recovery time for something like this is around four to six months, with an emphasis being on the latter. Still, if Bogosian is a very quick healer, he could return right around the NHL All-Star break.