BOSTON (CBS) — Joe Corvo was held out of Saturday’s game against the Flyers, believed to be a healthy scratch for the first time in his Bruins career.
However, CBS Boston contributor Matt Kalman reported for NHL.com that Corvo is actually nursing a hand injury, for which he received a cortisone injection last Friday.
“My hand doesn’t feel 100 percent, so I’m not going to out there and not be able to battle and stuff and do my job if I’m not 100 percent,” Corvo told Kalman.
The report says that Corvo strained ligaments in his hand/wrist area after colliding with Andrew Ference against the Rangers in early March.
Corvo will again sit out for the Bruins on Monday night against the Maple Leafs. Prior to Saturday’s scratch, Corvo was one of just four players to have played in every single game for the Bruins this year (Patrice Bergeron, Dennis Seidenberg, Chris Kelly).