Thursday, December 17, 2009
STUART OUT 4 TO 6 WEEKS
Mark Stuart suffered a broken sternum during Monday's game against the Flyers. He'll be out for 4 to 6 weeks with that injury, snapping a 196 consecutive game streak.
Dennis Wideman will also miss at least the first leg of the Bruins' three game road trip (Chicago-Toronto-Ottawa), with an undisclosed injury that is unrelated to his injuries from last week.
Without Stuart and Widemen, the Bruins lose about 38 minutes on the blue-line. Look for Chara and Derek Morris to get a few extra shifts per game. Matt Hunwick has been a healthy scratch lately, but he'll probably be back in the lineup on the 3rd defensive pairing.
The injuries just do not stop for the Bruins, or for the rest of the NHL either.