It looks like Chris Wagner will be out for some time, perhaps for the rest of the playoffs. After playing the part of “2019 Gregory Campbell” and sacrificing a limb while blocking a shot, Wags left the game and was seen postgame getting further medical treatment while wearing a sling.
Chris Wagner is Boston pic.twitter.com/AWnEAXZpAE
— Mike Grinnell (@MikeGrinnell_) May 15, 2019
The Mayor of Walpole has already returned to Boston for further testing and Bruce Cassidy didn’t seem optimistic about it.
Per #NHLBruins coach Bruce Cassidy: Chris Wagner returned to Boston for further testing and is out tomorrow. A further update will come “down the road.”
Noel Acciari will return to the lineup in Wagner’s spot. pic.twitter.com/Z6p5bWEJMR
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) May 15, 2019
However, the timing is kind of good. Noel Acciari was medically cleared to play early this week, being a healthy scratch on Tuesday, and can return to the active fourth line along with Sean Kuraly and Joakim Nordstrom.
Chris Wagner is already back in Boston. Acciari slides into RW4 with Kuraly and Nordstrom.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) May 15, 2019
It’s a good thing this team has depth because it’s a whole lot of “next man up”.
Yesterday, I shared the fantastic effects that NBCSNPDQOMGWTFBBQ added to the whole Steven Kampfer goal and belly sequence. Today,I present Tuukka is Dancer.
— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) May 15, 2019