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Bruins offer update on injured Carlo

Oh man… this is not good. Heal up, kid.

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In case you missed it, last night Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney offered an injury update on defenseman Brandon Carlo, who went down with a serious leg injury this past weekend.

Here’s the full press released from the Bruins organization:

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney issued the following update on defenseman Brandon Carlo:
Brandon sustained a fracture to his left ankle and is scheduled to have the fracture repaired later this week by Dr. George Theodore of MGH. He will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs. Expected recovery time is 3-4 months.

That’s it. Carlo’s done for the season. Can’t say that we’re surprised, as the injury looked gruesome at the time, but it’s still disappointing news nonetheless.

The 21 year old NHL sophomore was injured mid-way through the third period of the Bruins Saturday afternoon win over the Florida Panthers. Carlo suffered the injury when he fell awkwardly while battling for a loose puck with Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov.

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Carlo ends his season with just six assists and 45 penalty minutes in 76 games. His possession numbers were 51.5 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -2.1. His career totals nows stand at six goals and 16 assists for 22 career points in 158 career games. He was originally drafted in the second-round, 37th overall of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Bruins.

“I feel awful,” said defensive partner Torey Krug to the Boston Herald immediately following the game against the Panthers on Saturday. “I know specifically from talking to him that this (playoffs) was one thing he was looking forward to and obviously he went through it last year as well.”

“This year he was excited for it and I feel awful. It was tough break but I know he has a lot of support and a lot good people around him.”

Marchand has forfeited an insane amount of money to NHL Player Safety

In case you missed it, the NHL announced yesterday that they’ve fined Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand $5,000, the maximum allowable under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement, for his cross check on Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald.

 With just seconds left in the second period of Sunday’s game between the Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers, Marchand gets tangled up with Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald and ends up sticking him in the mouth.

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Ouch… talk about hitting a man while he’s down. For what it’s worth, Marchand earned himself a two minute minor for this transgression, so it’s not like he went completely unpunished. But of course, this is the Bruins and the NHL that we’re talking about so of course they made it their mission to extract some further discipline out of the event, hence the $5,000 fine. Which, you know what? We can’t even really be too upset about. Marchand stuck a player in the mouth and he won’t miss any games. Seems about fair.

What’s ridiculous though is the insane amount of money that Marchand has been forced to forfeit up to the league during his career, either by fine or by suspension. Keep in mind that players forfeit their salary for suspended games. 

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That’s… that’s a lot of money. More money that most of us will accumulate in a lifetime. Brad Marchand was forced to give up that money for essentially just being a Boston Bruin. But you know what… that’s just the cost of business for the Boston Bruins. This is a team that does things their own way… and Marchand is a prime example. You keep doing you, Marshy and we’ll love you for it.