Friday, February 17, 2012

Peverley Out With MCL Sprain

The depth of the Boston Bruins will now be challenged with the news that Rich Peverley is now expected to be out of the line-up for the next 4-to-6 weeks with an MCL sprain.

Peverley was hurt on Wednesday in the game against the Canadiens, colliding knee-to-knee with defenseman Hal Gill, leaving the game in the 3rd period.  Since it is only a sprain and not a tear, I would maybe lean towards the four weeks, instead of the six, but with the playoffs just around the corner then, there would be no reason to rush him back, having him rested for the run.

Peverley was enjoying quite a successful season with the Bruins, to date, with 9 goals and 29 assists in 49 games, ranking him 105th in pool scoring after Thursday's action.

He was brought into the Bruins organization from Atlanta around the deadline last year to help ease some cap stress for the Bruins and provide some scoring depth at the same time.  He has done just that since the deal, helping the Bruins to a Cup title and providing great depth at the same time.

At his current scoring rate, he will certainly be missed over the next month or so.

ImplicationsNot only will Peverley be missed in the Bruins organization, Brenda F., who is struggling to maintain a top 10 spot, which her team isn't at the moment, is now potentially going to lose a couple of her top scorers in a matter of 24 hours, Peverley included.  Brenda now sits in 11th spot in the draft standings, 9 points out of 10th place and she may also be losing Daniel Briere to a shoulder injury.  This is not good news, especially after the second waiver draft.

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