Dylan McIlrath, the Rangers first round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, underwent a follow up procedure on his knee Friday morning, and the results were positive, according to the team. The procedure was a follow up to the surgery McIlrath had in early July after suffereing an injury during development camp following an on-ice collision.
A Rangers spokesperson said on Friday afternoon, "The procedure today went very well. We are happy with the results. Dylan has not been cleared to return to the ice yet, but his is making great progress."
The hulking defenseman is itching to get back out on the ice, saying this past week that he "feels just great", but understands the importance of remaining patient. When he does get cleared for on-ice workouts, that will be the next big step in McIlrath's rehab.
McIlrath tweeted this morning, "Good news every one! Thanks to all of my friends, family, and fans for all of the support! Now the real work begins #gotime".
There remains no timetable in place for McIlrath to begin working out with the Connecticut Whale.
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