SUNRISE, Fla. – Brayden Point was in the midst of enjoying a strong rookie season, making the jump from juniors straight in to the NHL.
The former third-round draft pick from 2014 started off in a smaller role that expanded to the point where he was getting regular minutes in a top-nine, and sometimes top-six role, starting at the wing before getting chances at his natural center position, recording three goals and 15 points through 36 games.
His season went off tracks on Dec. 28 against Montreal when he suffered a fracture in his hand that has kept him out of the lineup.
But as the All-Star b...
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