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Boston’s Peverley out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain

Feb 17, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

The Boston Bruins suffered another big loss up front on Friday, announcing that forward Rich Peverley will be out 4-6 weeks after suffering a third degree MCL sprain.

The injury occurred during Wednesday’s 4-3 shootout victory over Montreal. Habs defenseman Hal Gill caught Peverley with a knee, forcing him from the contest:

The loss hurts Boston on two fronts. One, Perverley was a top setup man for the Bruins, second in assists (29) to only Patrice Bergeron. Two, it takes another solid offensive contributor from the forward group — Nathan Horton, tied for fourth on the team with 17 goals, has been out since Jan. 21 with a concussion and doesn’t appear to be coming back anytime soon.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said he expects Horton to be back at some point, though his words were hardly convincing.

“I expect [Horton] to be back. He’s progressing. I would think he’d be back,”he told CSNNE.com. “In the back of my head it’s that he may be something that we have to replace. But I would expect him to be back. But we do look at players and say ‘Hey, maybe this player could add to our depth, or maybe he’d have to play a certain spot too’ like Horton’s spot.”

Now Chiarelli might be looking at players for Peverley’s spot as well.

  1. elvispocomo - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    I’ve seen worse knee on knee contact, but he left it out there when he realized he might miss Peverly altogether and that’s not good.

    I’m a little surprised there wasn’t at least a call from Shanahan on this one. Gill doesn’t have a history of this kind of thing (not that I know of) so it may not have resulted in more than a fine, but it was a bad play.

  2. jpelle82 - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    maybe they look at hemsky? theyre gonna have to trade for someone

  3. drewsylvania - Feb 17, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Where was the penalty?

    • habsman - Feb 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      Its called Karma for all the non-calls over the past couple years. Many, many more to come.

      Also because the maggot Marchand got off scott free for the deliberate intent to injure on Emelin.
      So stop crying you baby.

      Anything else?

      • bruins33 - Feb 17, 2012 at 3:04 PM

        you are stupid

    • crmgoodness - Feb 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      The referees didn’t want to interrupt the important Choate – Taft debate the crack NBC announcing crew was having. They didn’t even mention that Peverly skated off the ice hurt and went down the tunnel until Pierre noticed 5 minutes later that he wasn’t on the bench. They almost made Jack Edwards seem objective and thorough. Almost.

      And this Karma thing habsman speaks of is so spooky. I wonder if this…this Karma has anything to do with the Canadians being so dreadful this year. Yes, I think I agree with him…but instead of missed calls…it’s Karma for all of the phantom calls in the Forum/Bell Center in the past.

      Karma’s a Kaberle

      • bruins33 - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:46 PM

        Jack Edwards is so under rated, give him a chance, he is actually an awesome play by play announcer. And when you compare him to other hockey announcers around the league he is pretty objective and thorough. He’d be nothing without Brickley though.

  4. arbruins - Feb 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    So Habsman…when does the Karma train catch up with you. LOSER!

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