There is no doubting that Morgan Rielly is a warrior.
According to The Pipeline Show, Rielly is set to make his return to the Moose Jaw Warriors lineup sometime during the first round of their playoff series against the Regina Pats.
Rielly suffered a knee injury on November 6th against the Calgary Hitmen and underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ACL nearly four weeks later, seemingly ending the season of the highly touted defenseman for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
But Rielly, who had three goals and 18 points in 18 games this season, returned to the ice for the first time following surgery February 22nd, increasing the probability he could return in time for a Warriors playoff run.
Rielly told Future Considerations regional scout Cody Nickolet on March 14th that a return this season was very possible, stating it was “very possible, but still a ways to go,” via Twitter.
The six-foot, 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.
Sarnia Sting forward Alex Galchenyuk also made a surprise return after undergoing a similar surgery in late October, returning to the Sarnia Sting lineup on March 14th.