Milan Lucic has been reported to miss another four weeks of hockey due to a high-ankle sprain injury suffered in Wednesday’s contest against the Minnesota Wild. The Boston Bruins then matched up with the New Jersey Devils today at the TD Garden without their young LW, resulting in a 2-1 shootout victory in favor of the Devils. Jamie Langenbrunner and Zach Parise netted the key shots to give goalie Martin Brodeur the W as he became the all-time minutes leader in NHL history.
Brodeur came up with 32 saves while surrendering just one goal to Blake Wheeler in the second period. The three-time Stanley Cup champion along with logging 60,235 career minutes, leads in total regular season wins for goalies and ranks second in league shutouts behind former Red Wing Terry Sawchuk. The 16-6 Devils will now travel back to their home ice for a Saturday game against the New York Islanders.
As for the Bruins, they will have to find a way to produce once again without Lucic on the ice. GM Peter Chiarelli believes he’ll be back after a good amount of adequate rest, saying “when I saw the injury happen, you look at the stress on the lower knee and the ankle, I certainly expected worse.” Boston is scheduled to host the Ottawa Senators tomorrow at 7:00 PM before the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town December 2nd.
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