Today during the morning skate, the Bruins announced that David Pastrnak will miss time recovering from a thumb injury sustained at a team event. Reevaluation in two weeks means he’ll likely be firmly on the shelf until the end of this month.
More from the Bruins: 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.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 12, 2019
Joey Mac has a little more:
Just to recap: Pastrnak thumb injury and needed surgery after falling after a team event. He will be sidelined at least two weeks. Sweeney said it was an accident and Pastrnak is upset that he’ll be out. The GM took the positive side, saying the team will get a rested player back— Joe McDonald (@JoeyMacHockey) February 12, 2019
Major bummer for a team that relies on top-flight scorers to do just that. Coach Bruce Cassidy suggested that the team will need to get used to playing in tight games because scoring support will be down without their elite winger.
Heal up, David! We miss you already.