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Bruins place Kelly on LTIR, McQuaid on IR

Dec 8, 2013, 6:25 PM EST

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The Boston Bruins announced that they placed Chris Kelly (broken ankle) on the long-term injured reserve while Adam McQuaid (lower body) has been placed on the normal IR on Sunday.

To little surprise, Loui Eriksson (concussion) won’t play in tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, either.

Thanks to this stint on the LTIR, Kelly won’t be eligible to play until Jan. 2, according to the Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa. Of course, that represents his first possible return date; this injury could very well keep him out for a longer period of time.

Puck Daddy passes along this Vine clip from Mike Cole of NESN, which might capture the moment of Pascal Dupuis‘ slash:

The Bruins made two emergency recalls to get their lineup ready, bringing up Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser from the AHL. Here’s Patrice Bergeron‘s insight regarding the loss of Kelly, 33:

  1. calden99 - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    So it doesn’t seem intentional not that I expected it to be because Dupis is one of the most respectable players in the league

    • theskinsman - Dec 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      What was that you said, Mr. Magoo?

  2. sjsharks66 - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    With all the cheap shots in that game from Neal and Thornton, this really looks accidental. Dupuis is not that kind of player, even when emotions are high.

    Hope he recovers quickly.

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      It’s a slash and was clearly on purpose. It’s nothing more than a 2 minute minor and Kelly even slashes back. It just happened in a weird place that caused a broken ankle.

  3. shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Luckily, the bruins have some of the best depth in the league. Silver lining for me is getting to see Spooner in a more prominent role. Kids got skill. Also looking forward to seeing Fraser play. Don’t know a ton about him, but he just piles up the goals in the AHL. Would love to see it translate

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