We’re less than a week into the 2015-16 season and the Bruins have already had a rough go of things.
The Bruins are 0-2-0 and have been outscored 10-4. They lost Zdeno Chara during a preseason game with an upper body injury, and he’s been out ever since. They have also lost Dennis Seidenberg for over a month.
Now, the team has announced that Brad Marchand suffered a concussion on Saturday and will be out indefinitely.
The Bs scoring leader in two of the last three seasons caught an inadvertent elbow from the Montreal Canadiens’ forward, and Bruin fan non-favorite, Dale Weise in Saturday’s loss.
Brad Marchand suffered a concussion, per Julien
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 11, 2015
CSN’s Joe Haggerty explains the moment where Marchand was injured.
Brad Marchand and defenseman Matt Irwin were both missing from the Ristuccia Arena ice for Sunday’s practice. Marchand was forced out of the Habs loss in the third period when he was caught with an inadvertent elbow to the head from Montreal grinder forward Dale Weise. It doesn’t take much of medical leap to assume that the Bruins’ agitator might have sustained his second career concussion
See that moment below. It’s a weird play where Marchand kind of runs into Weise’s elbow, but it must have just caught him right because he instantly looks dazed.
The good news? Chara is currently listed as questionable for Monday, so they won’t be without their top defenseman for too much longer, if at all.
With the slow start the Bruins have had, any amount of time without Marchand will hurt the team.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.