Former 1st round pick David Pastrnak out indefinitely with crack in foot
By: Mike Grinnell
Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 11th, that David Pastrnak will be out indefinitely with a “displaced crack in an awkward location” on Pastrnak’s foot.
The former first round pick injured his foot in a 6-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on October 27th and played the next two games, but saw limited minutes and was finally ruled out.
“We have to give him some time” Sweeney told reporters on Wednesday. The course of action for him doesn’t change, expect that needs a little more rest. We’re going to make sure we’re not taking any chances with him”
“The initial X-rays we had were normal. We waited for swelling to go down but the symptoms were still persisting. Sweeney told Reporters on Wednesday. “So we went to have a more definitive CT scan. It did reveal a small, non-displaced crack in an awkward location.”
Last week a source told ESPN New Hampshire that Bruins were wrong about Pastrnak’s initial diagnosis, and it may be worse then they originally thought.
Source tells me Pastrnak injury may be worse then originally thought. #Bruins
— Mike Grinnell (@MikeGrinnell_) November 4, 2015
Pastrnak has missed the Bruins last 4 games, where the team has gone 1-3. Rookie Frank Vatrano has found himself taking advantage of a great opportunity with Pastrnak going down, playing alongside David Krejci and Loui Eriksson. In two games this season, Vatrano has 1 goal, and a whopping 8 shots on net.
Vatrano looks like a perfect fit with the Bruins, his scoring touch, great shot, along with playing alongside David Krejci, has added to an impressive start for the Long Meadow Mass. Native.
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