Torey Krug to miss 2-3 weeks with broken finger as Bruins lose another defenseman

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Torey Krug to miss 2-3 weeks with broken finger as Bruins lose another defenseman
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The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t the only team feeling the effects of the injury bug. After losing captain and all-around workhorse Zdeno Chara for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury and Kevin Miller dislocating his shoulder, the Boston Bruins announced on Wednesday that Torey Krug will be exiting the lineup with a broken finger.

Krug broke the digit during Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild and will miss the next 2-3 weeks. According to CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, it was a pretty rough night for young Bruins blueliner. Aside from taking a shot off of his foot and the broken finger, Krug also lost part of the tip of his pinky finger after a slash.

Tuesday night’s loss against the Wild showed just how much the Bruins could use help in the back. A night after Minnesota blew a 3-0 third period lead to the New York Rangers, they bounced back from 3-1 third period deficit to score three times in the final period and escape from Boston with two points.

Joe Morrow and David Warsofsky have been recalled from Providence of the AHL. Neither have played an NHL game this season, with Warsofsky being cut out of training camp and Morrow not dressing during his time with the Bruins these last three weeks. That leaves Boston's top-6 as Dennis Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Adam McQuaid, Matt Bartkowski, Zach Trotman and one of Morrow or Warsofsky.

Meanwhile, Johnny Boychuk is really enjoying his time on Long Island.

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!