Vancouver Canucks prospect, goaltender David Honzik, finally returned to action for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night after undergoing offseason surgery.
Making his season debut against his former team, the Victoriaville Tigres, Honzik allowed six goals on 24 shots before being replaced by Alex Bureau.
Honzik, 19, underwent surgery on his right shoulder on July 11 and it was expected he could be back on his skates by the end of August. However, the shoulder did not heal as planned, so Honzik was forced to miss the start of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season at the very least. His return was eventually delayed to November.
“It happened during last season, however I can not say how,” Honzik said in an interview. “I found out after the season when I went to see a doctor.”
Cape Breton acquired Honzik from Victoriaville in the offseason for a fourth round pick in the 2013 draft.