Morning Free Association: Operation!

It's the wacky offseason game!
Well, it looks like Bruins players are playing that wacky offseason game – Operation!

Having been fortunate enough to see some Bruins playoff runs over the past few seasons we have all seen the tendencies of players to play through injury, often exacerbating the injury.

Well this year is no exception. As we know, the Bruins made it into the playoffs, playing three re-seeding games and ten playoff games across the month of August. What we didn’t really know were the injury situations of the players.

The team just announced updated medical status on three high-profile players.
First is Brad Marchand – Marchy went in for a sports hernia operation in mid September and is expected to be good to go in mid-January.

Linemate David Pastrnak also went in for a procedure – right hip arthroscopy and labral repair – and he is expected to be sidelined until mid February! We all knew that Pasta had hurt himself and had actually missed three games in the Carolina series, and he seemed to be a little slower than usual in the Tampa series – this must be why. Pastrnak had acknowledged a lower body injury after the game 5 loss.

Lastly, Charlie McAvoy underwent a right knee arthroscopy. He is expected to be good to go by the time the season starts.

All three of these procedures happened over a month ago – it is surprising that we didn’t hear about them until now. It also makes the Tampa series a bit more of an uphill climb if three of the most important players were nursing injury.

In addition to the three players above, Sean Kuraly was apparently nursing a groin injury – missing the last games of the Tampa series, though he reportedly did not require surgery.

Chris Wagner had missed game 5 of the Tampa series with an irregular heartbeat.

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Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

BTW, i’m thinking they wait to see how much cap space is left before signing Chara or Character, as i like to call him.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I like that Charlie Macaroni kid.

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Hey All!
Muchas problemas con los interwebs esta manana….. y con las lenguas, tambien!
Spent la noche in Monroe with only books in Spanish for company. Yes, i was asleep early.
I’m pretty sure Bergy was hurting, too. Last season’s deep run coupled with this crazy season took it’s toll , IMO. The playoffs are often a war of attrition. In the years of championship or runner up, there were losses of personnel along the way. Hopefully everyone heals and can play…… whenever there is playing again.

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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Had a dream last night there was a blizzard!
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The London Bear

Morning all.

Well I guess now we know why the top line were struggling in the playoffs! Hopefully everyone makes a speedy and full recovery.

Just back from another dentist trip, this one included a professional clean. He usually uses an electrical tool to do it, but today seemed to opt for the medieval torture implement.
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Watching this year’s playoffs was very much like a visit to the dentist!