Bruins place Torey Krug (upper-body) on injured reserve, recall Steve Kampfer from AHL

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 11: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the second period of the game against the Arizona Coyotes at TD Garden on December 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

Monday's win over the Capitals came with a potentially devastating cost for the Bruins, as they will be without Torey Krug for at least three games, as No. 47 has been placed on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

Knocked out of action on a hard finish from the Capitals' Tom Wilson, the Bruins did not provide an update on Krug following the team's three-day holiday break, and arrived in Buffalo for Friday's meeting against the Sabres without Krug.

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Torey Krug takes a heavy hit from Tom Wilson and heads down the tunnel. https://t.co/P2ra99HjiD

Krug, who is in a contract year, has been Boston's most productive offensive defender this season, with five goals and 26 points through 33 games to date. The 5-foot-9 Krug missed five games earlier this season due to an upper-body.

With Krug out, the Bruins recalled Steven Kampfer from Providence on an emergency basis.

Waived by the Bruins on Dec. 8 and assigned to the minors a day later, the 31-year-old has tallied four assists in six games with the P-Bruins, and actually arrives back in the NHL ahead of a two-game suspension in the AHL. Kampfer appeared in four games with the Big B's prior to his assignment to Providence, and has six points in 39 games with the B's since 2018.

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