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The Bruins were playing as hurt as expected through their playoff run

Sara Civian
May 09, 2018 - 12:23 pm

Opinions on the matter aside, hockey is a sport notorious for athletes playing through injuries when the postseason rolls around. A list of them is usually revealed on “break-up day.”

The Bruins' exit interviews Wednesday were like a twisted gender reveal party.

In no particular order:

•Brad Marchand was playing through a groin injury for the last 6-7 games of the playoffs. He won’t need surgery.

•Zdeno Chara dealt with an “upper-body injury” through the playoffs (his shoulder), The Athletic’s Joe McDonald also reported Chara broke an index finger in Round 1, Game 2.

•Tuukka Rask will need a minor procedure on his ankle.

•Patrice Bergeron (per usual during the playoffs…) had several issues: He told reporters he missed Round 1 Game 4 with concussion-like symptoms while battling a bad cold simultaneously, and a preseason groin issue resurfaced. He’ll rest then see if offseason surgery is necessary.

•Jake DeBrusk suffered an AC joint sprain in Round 2, as you might’ve been able to tell from his shoulder pain. He’s going to rehab it and try to avoid surgery.

•Riley Nash was dealing with a sports hernia and wasn’t quite the same since returning to the lineup for the playoffs after his concussion (and ear-laceration).

•Torey Krug suffered a fractured ankle in Game 4, Round 2. He’ll wear a boot for two months but doesn’t need surgery.

And that’s all we’re sure of.

The good news?

•Brandon Carlo, who missed playoffs with a broken ankle, told reporters he’ll be ready for training camp.

It’s not like other teams aren’t suiting injured players up, but it’s hard to imagine a roster this injured would have fared well had it advanced. All things considered, it was a solid run for the 2018 Bruins.


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