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Brandon Carlo stretchered off after a gruesome leg injury, Riley Nash hit by puck

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It’s always good to be optimistic, but...this one didn’t look good.

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With a playoff spot clinched, the mantra for the Bruins is “stay healthy.”

The mantra didn’t go too well today.

For the second season in a row, Brandon Carlo suffered what looked like a serious injury just a few games before the regular season ends.

From Chris/@CrzyCanucklehed:

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Terrible. It’s impossible to not feel bad for Carlo at this point.

The kid has had his ups and downs this season, but has looked good over the past few games. Now, it looks like he’ll be on the shelf for a while.

Obviously it’s good to be optimistic, but legs don’t bend like that. It seems like the best case scenario, given how much pain he was in, is a high ankle or bad knee sprain; either one would be weeks on the shelf.

The worst case would be a tear, either in the knee or ankle, which would put him out months.

If you remember, Carlo was concussed on a hit by Alexander Ovechkin late last season and ended up missing the playoffs.

Hopefully he gets back in time for playoff hockey this year, but it looks like he might be watching from Level 9 again.

EDIT (5:11 PM):

Decided to combine this into a complete injury post by adding in Riley Nash.

Riley Nash was injured when he took a puck to the head in the second period.

It looks like Nash got sewn up, but I’m guessing there are concussion fears.