October 12th, 2016 by

Injuries hit hard for Bruins before season opener

Injuries hit hard for Bruins before season opener

With all the talk of the new players accompanying the Bruins for the season opener, the team will have a few notable players missing at least for the start of their three-game road trip.

On Wednesday, the Bruins released injury updates for three players. The most notable on this list is Patrice Bergeron, who left Tuesday’s practice and did not take part in the media day festivities. The longest-tenured Bruin is day to day with a lower-body injury and will not accompany the team to Columbus for Thursday’s season opener against the Blue Jackets.

Also listed day-to-day is Adam McQuaid (upper body). He, too, will not travel with the club to Columbus.

Fellow defenseman Kevan Miller, who missed the last few days at practice, underwent successful surgery on his left hand on Tuesday. He’ll be out for at least six weeks.

With the trio of injuries, the Bruins recalled Tim Schaller from Providence.

There was one encouraging bit of news for the Bruins. Austin Czarnik, who left Saturday’s preseason finale against the Flyers after taking a late hit to the head from Radko Gudas, was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice; centering Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes on the third line. Gudas earned a six-game ban for his shoulder to the head of Czarnik.

With Bergeron out, the forward lines looked like the following at Wednesday’s practice (per Mike Loftus of the Patriot Ledger).

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