Bruins' Matt Beleskey out six weeks with knee injury

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 20: Matt Beleskey #39 of the Boston Bruins takes a shot against New Jersey Devils during the third period at TD Garden on October 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Devils 2-1. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Matt Beleskey of the Boston Bruins takes a shot against New Jersey Devils during the third period at TD Garden on October 20, 2016, in Boston. The Bruins beat the Devils 2-1. (Getty Images)

Just as the Boston Bruins got Zdeno Chara back after a six-game absence, they lost Matt Beleskey for an extended period of time.

Following the Bruins’ 4-3 overtime win against the Florida Panthers Monday night, the team announced that Beleskey will miss the next six weeks due to a knee injury suffered against the Buffalo Sabres over the weekend.

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Beleskey, who was seen Monday night in the press box sporting a brace on his right knee, is off to a tough start in his second year in Boston with two goals and five points in 24 games.

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