Word quickly spread this morning that Bruins right winger David Pastrnak would be sidelined for at least two weeks following surgery on his left thumb.
Pastrnak reportedly fell and injured his thumb following a team sponsorship dinner event on Sunday night.
Huge blow for the Bruins, as they're losing their goals and points leader. For a team that's struggled to find consistent offense behind the top line (and Krejci on the second) this season, this will obviously present a major challenge. Danton Heinen has been playing much better as of late after starting slow, so this is a perfect opportunity for him to keep it up and be a major part of this offense during Pastrnak's absence.
Boston holds a record of 31-17-8, currently third in the Atlantic Division, as just one point separates them between the third (Leafs) and fifth place teams (Canadians). Tonight, they'll host the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks—winners of seven straight—despite being last in the Central Division at 23-24-9.