Bruins' Anders Bjork to undergo season-ending surgery for second straight year

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 11: Anders Bjork #10 of the Boston Bruins plays the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on October 11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins announced on Friday that winger Anders Bjork will undergo surgery on his left shoulder, with an estimated recovery time of 5-6 months. Dr. J.P. Warner performed the procedure at Mass. General Hospital.

Bjork scored one goal and two assists in 20 games this season. He averaged 11:48 of ice time, and posted a minus-1 with a 48.1 Corsi For percentage. The 22-year-old also underwent surgery last February, on his same left shoulder, that kept him sidelined until the start of 2018-19 training camp.

The injury is an unfortunate blow to the Bruins' forward depth. The team recently called up Peter Cehlarik for the first time this season, and he's delivered with two goals and an assist in the last two games.

Boston is likely to depend on Cehlarik more moving forward, with Bjork officially out of the picture for the season.

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