The Boston Bruins defensive depth is dwindling fast these days.
Already without defensemen Matt Grzelcyk (lower-body), Jakub Zboril (upper-body), and Kevan Miller (load management), the Bruins lost another defenseman Sunday night as Jeremy Lauzon left after just one shift in the first period of the Bruins NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jeremy Lauzon back to the room. pic.twitter.com/zGQ645w8XQ
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) February 22, 2021
During a delayed first intermission with the game tied at two, the Boston Bruins announced that Lauzon would not return. That leaves the Bruins with none of their regular left-shot defensemen as Matt Grzelcyk (lower-body) and Jakub Zboril (upper-body) were already missing from the blue line. They have two healthy left-shots in rookie Urho Vaakanainen and veteran John Moore.
Lauzon has done a solid job as the stay-at-home defenseman on the first pairing with Charlie McAvoy. The Boston Bruins rookie had three assists in 15 games heading into Sunday night’s tilt with the Flyers. Thanks to the injuries the Bruins were already dealing with, Lauzon and McAvoy were the only defensive pairing that started to the season together that still remained intact when this game started.
The Boston Bruins also have Steven Kampfer as an extra right now but they may be forced to call upon reinforcements before their next game now.