Minnesota Wild blue-chip prospect Marco Rossi has been given the green light to resume skating and off-ice training following a harrowing bout with COVID-19, according to The Athletic's Scott Wheeler.
Rossi contracted COVID-19 in November, then was cleared to suit up for Austria at the world juniors. He participated in four games, and doctors told him afterward he could have faced more severe complications from the virus if he'd played another.
The 19-year-old was ruled out for the entire NHL season in January and was sent back to his home country to rest and recover. Rossi recently opened up about his experience with COVID-19 and said he was scared he wouldn't wake up each time he went to bed.
Minnesota drafted Rossi ninth overall in 2020 after he tallied 120 points in 56 games with the OHL's Ottawa 67's.