Phil Kessel News Archive
Kessel (hand) was originally expected to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 campaign after offseason hand surgery, however that now appears to be in doubt, Josh Yohe of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports. "At this point, based on where he's tracking, yes (he'll be able to start the season on time)," GM Jim Rutherford said. "But with surgery like that, you can't say 100 percent for sure. But even if it's not for the start of the season, it wouldn't be that much time."
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