February 28th, 2011 by

Bruins defenseman Ference out “a little more” than two weeks

After remaining quiet on the busiest of days in the NHL, Bruins general manager made a couple of minor league moves, but none that will help his parent club — or any of its injured players — any time soon.

Defenseman Andrew Ference, who was limited to just six minutes, two seconds of ice time in Saturday night’s 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks, will remain sidelined for at least two weeks with a lower-body injury.

Bruins general manager addressed the media this afternoon shortly after the 3:00 p.m trade deadline inside the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.

“Ference is a short term injury,” he said. “I’d say a little more than that [two weeks].”

After signing 35-year-old defenseman Shane Hnidy to a one-year deal, Chiarelli touched upon his status.

“Hnides, he’s a longer term in the sense that he has to rehab and get into shape, but we knew that from the start.”

With Ference out, Steven Kampfer will remain in the Bruins top-6 mix.

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