New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello has been given a clean bill of health and should be ready to go for the start of training camp next month, coach Alain Vigneault told NHL.com Friday in a phone interview.
"I've heard he's 100 percent from our medical staff," Vigneault said. "He's been cleared to skate and have contact. He's made a full recovery, so we're very pleased about that. He's a big part of our team."
Zuccarello was injured in the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He was struck in the side of the head by a slap shot from defenseman Ryan McDonagh.