Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner has been cleared to return to action for his second game in as many days after being diagnosed with a concussion on Friday.
The Bruins announced Saturday that Spooner will play the first of two games in Florida against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
ET at Amalie Arena.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien confirmed that Spooners condition was improving Saturday afternoon.
Julien said Spooner is in the “top of the league,” and said he expects to play at least the first three games of the season.
In his first game since sustaining the concussion, Spooner scored the game-winning goal in the Bruins 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday.
He finished with one assist in the game and recorded one shot.
Spooner had eight assists in the last 10 games of his career before his concussion.
Bruno, 25, recorded one assist and one penalty shot in 12 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning last season before being acquired by the Bruins as part of the Ryan Spooners blockbuster trade that sent Ryan Spoonert to the Tampa St. Lifts on Dec. 23, 2016.
He was acquired by Boston on Feb. 24, 2017.
He has three goals and three assists in 17 games with Tampa Bay this season.