The Boston Bruins seriously cannot catch a break.
In the midst of what seems like a deceptive seven-game point streak (with a 4-0-3 record), the Bruins have announced that they will be without their leading scorer, as David Pastrnak will miss at least two weeks with a left thumb injury.
An injury suffered walking back to his car after a ‘sponsorship dinner,’ according to Bruins general manager Don Sweeney.
Pastrnak and several of his teammates attended a sponsorship dinner on Sunday night. At about 11:30, while walking to his transportation, Pastrnak fell and injured his left thumb.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 12, 2019
Team will know better in two weeks, but Pastrnak is expected to return and play this season.
“It was really pretty apparent that he needed to have something done right away, which [the medical staff] did,” Sweeney said on Tuesday. “It’s as simple as that.”
While the Bruins expect No. 88 to return to the team this season, his loss for at least two weeks is an obviously ridiculous blow to the team’s offense. The 22-year-old Pastrnak leads the Bruins in goals (31), points (66), power-play goals (15), and shots (206), and ranks second in assists (35) through 56 games this season.
The Bruins are 24-8-5 this season in games in which Pastrnak records a goal or assist, and 7-9-3 when held scoreless.