The injury bug that decimated the Boston Bruins blue line during the Stanley Cup has followed them into the 2017-18, but this time it is the forwards that are dealing with it. 

With Patrice Bergeron (lower-body) and David Backes (diverticulitis) already out of the lineup, the Bruins got more bad news this morning.  Noel Acciari was injured in Thursday night’s season opening win over the Nashville Predators.  After the game, head coach Bruce Cassidy said that Acciari would not be available for Monday afternoon’s game versus the Colorado Avalanche.

Acciari will miss much more than just Monday’s game as the team announced this morning that he will be out for about six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left index finger.

Noel Acciari had surgery to fix a left index finger fracture suffered during the season opener. Expected recovery time is approx. 6 weeks.

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 7, 2017

There was some good news on the injury front as Torey Krug was a full participant at today’s morning skate and could be ready to play on money.  There is also a chance that both Bergeron and Austin Czarnik could play versus Colorado.

Noel Acciari had surgery to fix a left index finger fracture suffered during the season opener. Expected recovery time is approx. 6 weeks.

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 7, 2017

Source: Boston Bruins
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