BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins will be without another key contributor on their blue line.
Defenseman Torey Krug will miss 2-3 weeks with a broken finger he suffered in Tuesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild, GM Peter Chiarelli announced on Wednesday.
Krug had two goals and four assists for Boston over the first 11 games of the season. He was a plus-two in his time on the ice, but now joins captain Zdeno Chara on the sideline, putting even more pressure on Boston’s depth on defense.
The 23-year-old was in good spirits on Wednesday afternoon though, taking to Twitter to thank fans for all the well wishes he has received.
With Krug on the shelf, the Bruins recalled defensemen Joe Morrow and David Warsofsky from Providence. Both will join the team for Wednesday’s morning practice, and will travel with the team for Thursday night’s game in Buffalo.
Morrow has skated in five games with the Providence Bruins this season with one goal and one assist. Last year, he skated in 56 games with Providence and scored six goals and notched 23 assist for a total of 29 points. He also skated in 12 playoff games with Providence accruing four goals and seven assists.
Warsofsky has skated in seven games with the Providence Bruins this season. Last year, Warsofsky played in 56 games with Providence compiling six goals and 26 assists for 32 points. He also skated in six games with Boston earning one goal and one assist for two points.
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