The Boston Bruins announced that rookie defenseman Jeremy Lauzon has a fractured left hand and will be ‘reevaluated’ in approximately four weeks.
Lauzon left after just one shift in the first period of the Boston Bruins’ 7-3 win at the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. He did not return and then missed practice Tuesday. Lauzon, 23, has played in every Boston Bruins game this season so far. He has three assists and is averaging 18:32 TOI while being paired with Charlie McAvoy on the team’s top defensive pairing.
When Lauzon went down Sunday, that meant that the whole left side of their defense was missing with Matt Grzelcyk (lower-body) and Jakub Zboril (upper-body) already out of the lineup. Thankfully for the Boston Bruins, Zboril was back skating at practice Wednesday with a contact jersey and could play Thursday on Long Island then the Bruins take on the New York Islanders.
In addition to Lauzon and Grzelcyk, the Bruins were missing another defenseman Wednesday as Kevan Miller did not skate after practicing on Tuesday.
Up front, the Boston Bruins are still missing center David Krejci, who missed his first game of the season Sunday after leaving the game last Thursday with a lower-body injury.
After playing the Islanders on Thursday night, the Bruins head back into New York City to face the New York Rangers on Friday night and then in a noon matinee on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Head coach Bruce Cassidy was scheduled to address the media at noon Wednesday.