Heading into Game 2, news came out that the Boston Bruins’ star right-winger David Pastrnak had been deemed ‘unfit to play’ for a foolish reason.
Granted, he may have already been nursing an ailment, explaining why he has missed chunks of training camp and even a training session this past week, but you definitely can see him wince in pain when he jumps up to celebrate.
Call it a comedic mishap, call it a foolish over-excited reaction; whatever it is, it’s not ideal for Boston when it’s one of the key players and the joint leading goal-scorer in the NHL this campaign.
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Right now he has missed the Game 2 loss and is day-to-day as to whether he recovers in time for Game 3.
What’s more, this isn’t the first time the Boston Bruins have lost David Pastrnak to an over-excited (and somewhat) comedic injury. Back in February 2019, the Boston Bruins lost Pastrnak for two weeks when he fell after a team-sponsor dinner.
Read between the lines and he might’ve been a little over zealous with the beverages that night, especially since he was reportedly ‘very upset and disappointed’ when discussing it with Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney after it occurred.
There’s even a story of a fan hitting David Pastrnak’s car and managing to get a selfie with the winger as a result, back in November 2019.
Safe to say that the Bruins can’t afford for the winger to get careless; all of these injuries were without doubt accidental, but he really is a key player for the team and as seen with the Game 2 result, we do miss him.
Let’s hope he is able to turn it around and be fighting fit ahead of Game 3. He might just have to tone down any celebrations and maybe limit heading to the bubble’s pickle-ball courts for fear of further injuries.