Less than two months into their season, the Bruins are feeling the full effect of the injury bug.
With a good number of their defensive corps and other key players out with injuries, the Bruins have relied heavily on their younger players from the AHL to carry the torch for Boston, who now stand at 11-6-3 in the regular season.
Here’s what we know about the Bruins’ injured players.
Zdeno Chara, MCL tear
The Bruins captain was injured during the first period on November 14 against the Colorado Avalanche, tearing his left MCL. Chara did not stay cheap boston bruins jersey
with the team for the rest of their four-game road trip and returned to Boston for evaluation. The Bruins have marked his leave as indefinite and announced that he will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Kevan Miller, hand
Miller was injured during a game against the Edmonton Oilers in October after blocking a shot with his hand. He was sent back to Boston on October 20 to be evaluated by their medical staff and is expected to return in Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Patrice Bergeron, upper body
Bergeron was initially injured during Friday’s game against the Dallas Stars, taking a hard hit into the boards before heading into the locker room.
He returned to the bench during the second period but had “a tough time finishing the game,” according to head coach Bruce Cassidy and was favoring his left shoulder while on the bench.
The Bruins announced that Bergeron would not play in Saturday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes and would return to Boston for evaluation.
“He was meeting [with doctors] today, so we have nothing new,” Cassidy said on Monday. “I know he was in a lot of pain, but I don’t know if there’s anything major which is good news. But I don’t want to speculate. I just know that he’s not coming back to Detroit.”