The Pittsburgh Penguins’ game against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night was so brutal and nasty that the brutality and nastiness was still being tabulated the following morning.
To wit: The Boston Bruins announced that center Chris Kelly has a fractured right fibula and will miss 4-6 weeks.
TSN’s Darren Dreger previously reported that Kelly suffered a broken ankle on a Pascal Dupuis slash during the game, and did not accompany Boston to Toronto for their game against the Leafs on Sunday.
Mike Cole of NESN believes the injury occurred on this play:
This is the second leg injury for Kelly this calendar year. Back in March, during last year's lockout shortened season, Kelly broke his left tibia, an injury that kept him out for a month and kept him ineffective until late in the postseason.
This injury follows the concussion Loui Eriksson suffered after a huge Brooks Oprik hit, and the injury Oprik suffered when Shawn Thornton attacked him later in the game. Brad Marchand wasn’t injured when James Neal “accidentally” kneed him in the head, however.