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Max Pacioretty in Habs lineup just eight days after appendectomy

Feb 3, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

Max Pacioretty AP

Remember last week when Max Pacioretty was set to miss 3-4 weeks after having an emergency appendectomy? Apparently the Habs forgot who he was and that he heals as fast as Wolverine.

Pacioretty took the warm-up skate with the team before their game against Ottawa this afternoon to see how he felt and he did indeed get the start. He’s half-Max, half-amazing.

You’ll recall that Pacioretty also had a miraculous recovery from the severe concussion he received after Zdeno Chara put him head-first into a stanchion at Bell Centre. That speedy return to action got then Bruins forward Mark Recchi to wonder if he was embellishing the injury. Little did Recchi know he was dealing with a comic book super hero in Pacioretty.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Tough dude for sure. Tomorrow he’ll probably get hit by a car on his way to the rink and still take part in the morning skate.

  2. misterchainbluelightning - Feb 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    It’s what hockey players do

  3. mustbechris - Feb 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Having had an appendectomy that left me on my couch for 3 weeks…he’s either not human, or he’s on a TON of painkillers. Either way…jeez.

    • missthemexpos - Feb 3, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      Staying on your couch for 3 weeks, Mark Recchi thinks you were embellishing your appendectomy!

    • ddaveyy - Feb 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      When I was 14, I had mine removed and was in the hospital for 5 days…my, how times have changed in 30


  4. teaspoon1731 - Feb 3, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I appreciate the toughness of skating through the pain, but pain isn’t the reason you’re supposed to relax for a couple weeks. Damage to the stomach muscles from surgery makes you highly susceptible to hernias. Especially when you’re playing a sport with as much turning and physical contact as hockey.

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