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Jeremy Lauzon will be out a month with a broken hand

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Ouch.

NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Rangers Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins announced this morning that defenseman Jeremy Lauzon will miss at least four weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken hand.

Lauzon, you’ll remember, left Sunday night’s Lake Tahoe game early, and didn’t return.

Per the team, the fracture is in his left hand. They didn’t specify when the surgery took place, though it’s fair to assume it was either yesterday or this morning.

Lauzon will be reevaluated in “approximately” four weeks, so it’s probably a safe bet that we won’t see him back in game action until the end of March, at the earliest.

It’s a tough break for Lauzon, who had been spending most of his time on the Bruins’ top pairing with Charlie McAvoy.

With Lauzon now definitely out and Matt Grzelcyk and Jakub Zboril both in varying stages of “out but maybe coming back soon,” the B’s are down three left-shot defensemen.

Unless both Grzelcyk and Zboril are ready for tomorrow’s game, it seems safe to say that Urho Vaakanainen will remain in the lineup after a solid season debut in Nevada.