The Boston Bruins will be pressured to navigate the future several weeks, at a least, with no 1 of their leading scorers, and all mainly because of what seems like a freak incident.
Bruins standard supervisor Don Sweeney satisfied with the media on Tuesday early morning to announce that winger David Pastrnak underwent operation on his remaining thumb and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. In accordance to the group, Pastrnak was leaving a group sponsorship function on Sunday when he slipped and fell and wounded the thumb.
The decline is a substantial blow for Boston as they glimpse to retain speed in a challenging Atlantic division. (The Bruins at present maintain a 1-point lead in excess of the Canadiens for 3rd-location in the Atlantic.) The 22-calendar year-previous Pastrnak has been 1 of their most successful and dependable contributors offensively, top the group with 31 aims and 66 details.
Making issues worse, the Bruins have struggled to get much offensive guiding their leading stars up entrance (Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Krejci) so dropping arguably their most significant ahead piece for at the very least the future several weeks will present a important problem.
Sweeney explained to the media that Pastrnak’s damage will not alter the way the group ways the league’s Feb. 25 trade deadline.