It’s a spring hockey tradition unlike any other.
No, not series-ending handshakes. The disclosure of injuries!
At the end of every season, players’ maladies go from “upper-body injury” to something much more specific.
Yesterday was “break-up day” for the Bruins, their final official media availability before splitting for the off-season.
While we weren’t able to get a writer there due to day jobs, plenty of good reporters were there and discovered plenty about what was nagging the Bruins.
- Had a sports hernia all season, per Amalie Benjamin. YIKES.
- A concussion from that VERY CLEAN, WE SWEAR hit by Alexander Ovechkin. (Again, per Benjamin.)
- A neck injury, presumably from the interference penalty by Alex Burrows, per the Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa.
- There were rumors swirling that he had a ligament issue, and today he confirmed it was a knee injury, per Matt Kalman.
- A knee injury that hasn’t required crutches (yet), per the Herald’s Steve Conroy.
- Groin and back, per Kalman again.
That’s all that was revealed, though there’s a chance there were others that weren’t discovered or weren’t disclosed.
Today marked the end of the road for plenty of guys on the roster, but it looks like this tight-knit group is giving it one last hurrah:
Tight bunch. Season over, Bruins planning to take full-team trip/vaca before breaking up for off-season.— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) April 25, 2017
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