Boston Bruins Update
Lucic’s wrist ailment came about in Game 7 vs. the Montreal Canadiens, and Kelly was sidelined since April 8 after the Minnesota Wild contest, his back problem being a herniated disk that’s bothered him none stop.
“By far this is the worst pain I’ve ever been in. I’ve broken lots of bones, separations, but this is a whole different thing….Hopefully I’ve gotten them all out of the way the last two years and we move forward,” said Kelly, via Amalie Benjamin of The Boston Globe. “Injuries are part of sports in general. Sometimes you’re unlucky.”
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli will hope to see them on the ice for next season’s preparation.
“Both players are expected to be ready for the start of training camp,” Chiarelli said in a statement.
For the Bruins, it appears leisure time has allowed recuperation of battered bodies, especially defensemen Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg, who have been fighting through injuries sustained in the winter.