After receiving a puck in the throat during a game against the Rochester Americans on December 30th, Michael McCarron was forced to miss the following two games. He's back on home turf and ready to hit the ice tonight against the Portland Pirates.
Michael McCarron took a Bud Holloway shot to the face and had to retreat to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/bnlk3DWr8B— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) December 31, 2015
After the IceCaps practice this morning I was lucky enough to grab a few minutes with the 6'6 center, taking the opportunity to ask him how his throat was recovering.
"It's good. It's better now. I was able to talk, swallow and eat normally after two or three days. It wasn't that big of a deal. It was just that span of two minutes where I had trouble catching my breath so it was kind of scary. But, yeah I'm alright."
When asked what it was like playing with the Montreal Canadiens during his call up on December 18th, McCarron admitted that he was in awe. "It did kind of blow my mind a bit. I mean you're used to playing with those guys in video games and seeing them on the internet and stuff like that, then all of a sudden you're in a game with P.K Subban and you've got Seguin and Benn on the other team there in Dallas. It was a whirlwind, and it was fun, but at the same time we lost and it was a bit of a bittersweet moment."
Owing to his strong play during his rookie campaign, it was announced that McCarron was chosen to participate in the AHL All-Star Game, along with defender Mark Barberio.
"I'm super-excited to be picked for that. It's a great accomplishment in my first pro year, I'm just going to try to take advantage of it and have the most fun I can."