Penguins high-scoring prospect Jordy Bellerive will ‘make a full recovery’ from burns suffered |

Penguins high-scoring prospect Jordy Bellerive will ‘make a full recovery’ from burns suffered

Chris Adamski
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Jordy Bellerive takes a shot on Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson in the second period Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park.

Day 1 of Penguins development camp was missing one of the organization’s most intriguing top forward prospects.

Fortunately for the Penguins, all indications are that Jordy Bellerive’s absence from team events won’t be a permanent one .

Bellerive, who had become one of the Penguins’ top goal-scoring prospects since he signed last September suffered burns resulting from a campfire explosion the night of June 15 .

“He’s doing fine,” Penguins director of player development Scott Young said Wednesday. “I have talked to him a little bit and he’s starting to come around a bit. It’s something he will get past and make a full recovery.”

Bellerive, 19, had 46 goals and 46 assists in 71 games last season for the major junior Lethbridge Hurricanes. He was a teammate of the Penguins’ top draft choice last week, defenseman Calen Addison.

Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

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