So, read through most of the easily accessible Rielly stuff...but what is his defensive game like? Not something most people talk about, which makes sense given his offensive talents. Weak spot, not an issue at the CHL level...? Cheers.
Rielly isn't medically cleared yet from what I understand, but it is definitely possible for a return.
Interesting to note this isn't the first time he's quickly come back after surgery!
The six-foot-two, 195-pound defenseman is known as a quick healer. Earlier in the season, Rielly returned to play a preseason game just two weeks after having an emergency appendectomy in early September.
NHL Central Scouting: "I've seen Rielly do things on the ice that nobody else was doing," MacDonald said. "I saw him make those little passes to guys who weren't expecting the puck to get there. He's the type of player who can lead the rush and he'll be the first guy back. I think his creativity makes him one of the top players in the league.
"He's like a chess player; he's thinking one or two moves ahead. He sees stuff coming that a lot of players don't see."