We have absolutely devastating news for Boston Bruins fans. According to a breaking news report from Sportsnet journalist John Shannon, it looks like Brandon Carlo's lower-body injury he suffered against the Florida Panthers this afternoon is much more serious than we thought.
While head coach Bruce Cassidy refused to give us any kind of update right after the game, Shannon said the young defenseman's injury is "serious":
"First words on Brandon Carlo's injury....from a source: "Serious""
In case you missed it, here's the complete sequence where we see Carlo get stretchered off the ice after awkward fall on his ankle:
We should have more details about this soon enough...
Carlo was selected in the second-round of the 2015 NHL draft. The 6 foot 5, 203 pound defenseman amassed six assists in 75 games this season.
The Bruins snagged a 5-1 win today against the Panthers, who desperately needed the two points today. David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk both recorded three points.
Sidney Crosby makes a huge declaration about Carey Price ahead of tonight's game
Carey Price has had a very difficult 2017-18 season. Not only did the 30-year-old star goaltender suffer two serious injuries (a lower-body injury in November, and a concussion at the end of February) that forced him to miss nearly two months, but his performances have not been nearly as good as we have seen over the past seasons.
When we look at his stats sheet (16 wins, 24 losses, 6 OT losses, 3.07 GAA and .902 SV%), it is actually hard to believe he won the Ted Lindsay award, as well as the Hart, Vezina and William M. Jennings trophies just three years ago.
Now even though he won't be suiting up in tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby decided to talk about Price, and how he is certainly going to bounce back next season. Here's what he told La Presse's reporter, Richard Labbe:
"I'm sure he's going to bounce back. He has been so good since the start of his career, it's been extremely hard for him this season because of all these injuries. There's so much pressure on his shoulders, especially in Montreal. Being a goaltender isn't easy. But he's one of the best, and I am not worried at all."
Crosby also added that the reason Price hasn't been playing so well this year may be quite simple:
"It's hard to stay at the top year after year. The expectations are high, and things don't always go as well as you would like. People expect you to be better every year. You can work hard, and you can prepare youself, but you never know how it's gonna go during the season. Carey had to face a lot of obstacles and adversity, he's had ups and downs. But he also had incredible seasons, and he's an incredible goaltender so I'm sure he'll be just fine."
Do you think Carey Price is gonna be able to bounce back if he stays healthy? Keep in mind the Habs signed him to an eight-year, $84 million contract...
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