Alain Vigneault expects Mats Zuccarello back for camp

Zuccarello (Anthony J. Causi)

Zuccarello (Anthony J. Causi)

NHL.com’s Dan Rosen caught up with Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault last night in Vegas. He asked AV about Mats Zuccarello and got this update.

[su_quote cite=”Dan Rosen” url=”http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=771806″]”I got an email from our medical staff last week, everything is coming along fine and he should be 100 percent, I was told, by the beginning of August,” Vigneault said. [/su_quote]

This is great news especially after hearing the horrors Zuccarello faced for days after the injury. Vigneault reiterated that to Rosen as well.

[su_quote cite=”Dan Rosen” url=”http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=771806″]”For a while there he was making real good strides and he kept making strides, but obviously a puck to the head and you lose part of your speech is a serious injury,” Vigneault said. “Our docs did a great job and he was coming along real well.”[/su_quote]

Zuccarello was a big loss for the Blueshirts and there is no telling what impact he could have had on them in the Eastern Conference Final. What is important here is Zuccarello will make a full recovery and be ready for camp in September.