BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, September 24, that Frank Vatrano tore ligaments in his left foot while training. He will undergo a surgical repair by Dr. George Theodore at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, September 26, 2016. The expected recovery time is three months.
Vatrano, 22, appeared in 39 games with the Bruins in 2015-16, recording eight goals and three assists for 11 points with 14 penalty minutes.
Vatrano led the American Hockey League (AHL) in goals in 2015-16, averaging one goal per contest with 36 tallies in 36 games. The 5'9", 201-pound forward had three hat tricks and six multi-goal games on the year at the AHL level, earning First-Team All-Star honors. Vatrano also added 19 assists for 55 total points with 22 penalty minutes and a plus-21 rating.
The East Longmeadow, Massachusetts native was originally signed by the Bruins as a free agent out of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on March 13, 2015.