Today has been a mixed bag of emotions for Bruins fans, as there is plenty to celebrate but also plenty to be upset about. To start the morning off, Taylor Hall was placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body injury, and fellow forward Nick Foligno was placed on injured reserve also with a lower-body injury. Hall will be out at least a month, while Foligno will most likely miss one to two weeks. On a positive note, the Bruins acquired forward Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings and followed that up by extending superstar David Pastrnak with an eight-year $90 million contract. Now it seems the night will end negatively as the Bruins have suffered another blow.
Tonight during the second period of their matchup with the Buffalo Sabres, forward Brad Marchand was boarded, and it appears his knee took the brunt of the damage. Marchand has officially been ruled out for the rest of the game.
While there will be no official word until at least tomorrow on the status of Marchand going forward, fans can only hope that the Bruins are being cautious with their star, considering all the injuries this team has faced over the last three games.
On the season, Marchand has recorded 19 goals, 34 assists, and 53 points in 53 games. Since returning from his recovery from off-season hip surgery, Marchand has regained his status as a point-per-game player. Hopefully, this injury is nothing serious as he is the heart and soul of this team and will be needed to finish out the season and come playoffs.