TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Brett Ritchie’s recovery after surgery on his wrist is going as planned, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill said on Monday.
Ritchie had the surgery in Cleveland on Sept. 8 to repair a ligament he injured while shooting a puck this summer.
Nill said Ritchie is supposed to go back to the doctor in in two weeks. At that point, he’ll get a new cast and the Stars will be able to “make a determination from there.”
“Probably be able to skate in about a month or so,” Nill said. “He’s worked hard all summer to get in shape. He wants to maintain that, and we’re going to bring him down to training camp right at the end of camp, take a look at him and then start his rehab.”
And once he’s healthy Ritchie will likely start his season in Cedar Park with the Texas Stars, Nill said.
“He’s missing all of camp, he’s missing two to three months. He’s probably gonna have to go down to Texas and get some game time in,” Nill said. “That’s tough. Everyone else is going to be boing full-steam ahead. And he’s going to be coming in cold, we’ll play that by ear as we go.”