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Bruins’ Hamilton has a concussion

Jan 14, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 10, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The Bruins defeated the Devils 5-4.
(April 9, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton has a concussion and will be “out for a little bit,” according to Boston head coach Claude Julien.

While Julien doesn’t expect the 20-year-old to be out “too, too long,” the injury does add even more pressure to a Bruins blue line that’s still coming to terms with the loss of Dennis Seidenberg for the season.

The B’s host the Maple Leafs tonight before visiting Dallas on Thursday and Chicago on Sunday (on NBC).

The good news is that d-man Johnny Boychuk will be back in the lineup after missing Saturday’s 1-0 victory in San Jose to be with his wife for the birth of healthy twin daughters.

  1. bruinsfan55 - Jan 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    This injury bug will not go away for the bruins right now, will it? It’s crazy

    • theskinsman - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:00 AM

      The injuries have been a constant, but the bright side is that the younger guys are getting to learn under pressure,accelerating their development. There’s a lot of time for guys to get healthy .I want the Bruins to peak in the playoffs, not now.

  2. montrealbbr - Jan 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    The bruins deserve all of these injuries because of how dirty they are. Its called karma boston you may want to start playing by the rules!

    • tomasdoughberle - Jan 14, 2014 at 4:04 PM

      Surprised it took you that long to comment.

    • charastein - Jan 14, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      You are a very small person rooting for a very small team. GO SMURFS!

    • shortsxit34 - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      I don’t care when this guy comments because we all know Habsman is a troll; but, it worries me that he managed to get 5 upvotes. I know this username accounts for one and his Habsman account counts for another…and somebody probably clicked the wrong button by accident…but that means there are still 2 other people out there that agreed.

  3. charastein - Jan 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Maybe Montreal should start a league for “little people.” Then they could feel BIG like CHARASTEIN! HAHAHA!

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