The Boston Bruins announced Friday that forward Rich Peverley will miss 4-6 weeks with a third degree sprain in his right knee. The injury occurred during Wednesday’s game versus the Montreal Canadiens when Peverley got hit by defenseman Hal Gill.
This is awful news for the slumping Bruins. The offense has been tampering off recently. Peverley is a big part of the Bruin’s offense as he has 29 assists and 38 total points in 49 games this season. Those numbers rank Peverley 2nd and 6th on the team respectively. He also plays big minutes on both the power-play and penalty-kill.
The Bruins will have to dig deep in the next month. Not only are they under pressure to win and try to defend their Stanley Cup Championship, they’ll have to do it without Peverley and Nathan Horton (concussion). Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin, and Milan Lucic will have to step up offensively and lead the Bruins out of this slump. The offense that has been absent as of late has put a lot of pressure on the defense and namely the goaltending. If the offense isn’t able to pick up to where it was a few months ago, the Bruins will have a very tough time in the playoffs.
More to Come..
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