By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
This is getting ridiculous.
The Bruins suffered yet another injury on their defense, and thankfully it's not season-ending or worse for defenseman Kevan Miller after he took a puck off his throat. But the team announced on Wednesday that Miller is expected to miss at least five more weeks with a cartilage injury on his freaking larynx.
Just absurd levels of injury to the B's roster right now. It's like the hockey gods are trying to outdo each other with more creative ways to decimate their depth.
On the bright side, Charlie McAvoy started traveling with the team recently and could be close to returning from his concussion. But he reportedly wasn't spotted skating with the team on Wednesday. Zdeno Chara (MCL sprain) and Brandon Carlo (upper body), and Urho Vaakanainen (concussion) all remain out.
There's a chance the Bruins have to roll with a defensive corps of Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk, John Moore, Jeremy Lauzon, Steven Kampfer, and Conor Clifton for the foreseeable future. (UPDATE: Carlo skated on a defensive pairing with Kampfer, so perhaps he's able to come back on Thursday.)
And maybe - just maybe! - they'll be able to survive the next month and change with no further injuries to an already depleted roster. Good news that it wasn't anything worse for Miller, though, and hopefully he can get back to being the heart & soul kind of player he's been for the Bruins defense when he returns.
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