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Bruins provide update on five skaters missing from camp

Ty Anderson
July 06, 2017 - 5:16 pm

Five of the 29 Bruins participating in some summer hockey drills at Warrior Ice Arena could not be found on the ice for the first day of the club's annual development camp.

Among those missing from the ice were forwards Anders Bjork and Cameron Hughes, defensemen Jeremy Lauzon and Ryan Lindgren, and goaltender Robert McGovern.

"Lindgren, Lauzon, and Hughes are all very questionable for this week," Bruins player development coordinator Jamie Langenbrunner said, which is not as shock, as that trio began the camp with a designation that they were unlikely to skate this week.

Lindgren, a second-round draft pick of the Bruins (49th overall) in 2016, recorded one goal and seven points and a plus-9 in 32 games as a freshman for the University of Minnesota, suffered a broken leg towards the end of this season. The 20-year-old Lauzon, meanwhile, is recovering from sports hernia surgery after a five-goal, 28-point campaign on the backend for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL.

Hughes, a 6-foot forward that recorded seven goals and 32 points in 36 games as a junior at the University of Wisconsin, also remains on the shelf after shoulder surgery.

McGovern’s absence, however, was a sudden one that came with some problems discovered during his off-ice tests this morning. A 22-year-old camp invite, the Weymouth, Mass. native skated in 29 games for the Maine Black Bears a season ago, recording nine wins, a 2.99 goals against average, and a .912 save percentage.

Langenbrunner did say, however, that McGovern is expected join the camp’s other goaltenders, 2015 third-round selection Daniel Vladar and 2017 fourth-round pick Jeremy Swayman, on the ice for Friday’s sessions at Warrior.

But the one everyone’s waiting on is Bjork.

A 20-year-old forward capable of playing both the left and right side, and a near lock to make the Big B’s out of the gate this season after recording 21 goals and 52 points in 39 games played for Notre Dame a year ago, Bjork missed Thursday because of a family commitment, and will not join the Bruins on the ice until Saturday’s session, according to Langenbrunner.

The Bruins return to the ice on Friday for a 10:30 a.m. on-ice session.

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