Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Pastrnak Undergoes Thumb Surgery
Surprise news on Tuesday morning, as the Boston Bruins announced that forward David Pastrnak underwent surgery to repair a thumb injury, which he suffered in a freak accident leaving a sponsorship dinner on Sunday night.
The recovery from this surgery is expected to be a few weeks, with the team reevaluating him after a couple of weeks, just to make sure everything is going well. The Bruins are fairly secure in a playoff spot at the moment, so there won't be any rush to get him back and the team's management have said they won't panic at the trade deadline, but it is a tough blow for the Bruins, for sure.
After Monday night's action, the scoring winger ranks 11th in pool scoring this season with 31 goals and 66 points in 56 games, a huge part of the Boston offense. His goal total is tied for 7th in the league and could have used a solid few games to really climb back into that overall race, but that won't be happening any time soon.
This is definitely an even bigger blow to Stacey M.'s team, which sits in 2nd place, dreaming of catching 1st place, but sees her team 29 points back and that was already with a healthy Pastrnak. Now the concern will have to be about keeping the spot, where her team holds a 15-point advantage and who's to say exactly when her top goal scorer will return?