Boston Bruins forward Seth Griffith looks poised to take on a larger role with the team this year, but that role is going to be put on hold. Griffith suffered a MCL sprain in his left knee during the third period of Sunday’s camp-opening scrimmage against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced on Monday.
3-4 weeks means he will miss the rest of training camp, as well as a bit of the start of the season. While that won’t derail the season, Bruins fans should hope the promising 22-year-old center doesn’t rush his return, because he could become the team’s replacement for Carl Soderberg, who signed with the Colorado Avalanche after having his rights traded there in June.
Griffith made his NHL debut last season, playing 30 games for the Bs, over which he scored six goals and four assists.
He spent the rest of the season toiling in the American League for the Providence Bruins, scoring 12 goals and 19 assists in 39 games.
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