The Boston Bruins have placed forward Jake DeBrusk on long-term injured reserve after he suffered multiple injuries in the team’s Winter Classic game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Fenway Park on Monday.
DeBrusk, who ranks second on the team with 16 goals in 36 games this season, suffered hand and lower-body injuries in the game, General Manager Don Sweeney announced Thursday. The 26-year-old scored both of Boston’s goals in the 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
Sweeney said DeBrusk is expected to be out of the lineup for about four weeks.
Boston has recalled forward Chris Wagner from Providence to fill DeBrusk’s roster spot.
Wagner, a 31-year-old native of Walpole, has played in 27 games for Providence this season, scoring nine goals and two assists for 11 points.
The Bruins are currently the top team in the NHL with a record of 29-4-4.
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