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Joffrey Lupul among wounded in Bruins-Leafs clash

Mar 6, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs game already carried potential for serious damage, but that mostly seemed in the form of the Buds’ playoff hopes. Instead, it’s been a more direct, literal way, as the game already provided a significant amount of bumps and bruises.

Obviously, losing Lupul would be far-and-away the biggest deal. (Losing Lupul would be about the only thing worse than dropping the game, I’d imagine.)

Then again, it would totally take care of that “awkwardness with Randy Carlyle” angle for a bit, right? Silver linings.

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The Bruins’ injury updates are related to previous incidents instead of tonight’s events, however. Fluto Shinzawa reports that a) Nathan Horton hasn’t resumed skating and b) Tuukka Rask‘s injury will likely keep him out closer to six weeks than four. Ouch.

  1. scottybcboy - Mar 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    B’s are fine….did anyone really expect them to repeat? Winning the Cup once is an absolutely incredible achievement, back to back is a friggin’ miracle. 2nd round out is more than respectable.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      They’ve also had a lot of guys out in the second half.

  2. dropthepuckeh - Mar 7, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Imagine if Armstrong had gotten his wish and dropped the gloves with Lucci instead of finally going with Seidenberg. McQuaid was drooling at the prospect of tuning him up too – I think he got off easy getting bloodied by Sieds. Love Seidenberg’s explanation afterwards “McQuaid fights enough, I’ve go to stand up for myself.” Love it.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      That fight was funny as hell. Never thought I’d see Seidenberg, of all people, sending a guy like Armstrong to the dressing room for stitches.

  3. duster1982 - Mar 7, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Brad Marchand’s ego was also injured by Tim Connolly, did not return.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM

      Yeah, that pathetic tackle during the fight really intimidated him.

      • duster1982 - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM

        Actually it was a pretty good tackle, and if you think that didnt bruise his ridicuously large ego, then youre crazy.

  4. homelanddefense - Mar 7, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Im pretty sure Poulliott was hurt in this game too

    • amerika1313 - Mar 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM

      Yeah, Julien said keeping Pouliot off after his “lower-body” injury was more precautionary than anything, so hopefully that’s a good sign.

  5. homelanddefense - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    lets hope so, they cant afford more injuries. Peverley cant come back soon enough. Id say the same for Horton but Im not convinced he is coming back this year.

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