Hey there...I have to say that in my opinion, CCM is your best bet. Bauer makes great skates like the TotalOne line, but they are kinda narrow. I too have had surgery with pins in my ankle. I skate with the CCM U+ line and love them. If you go to http://hockeystores.org
there are reviews of both of these lines. They are pricey but probably last skate you will need. Also a key, they can be heated in your oven and then put on and they will mold to your foot and ankle so the screw in your ankle will not be bothered. Good luck.