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Bruins Marchand and Pastrnak Could Miss Start of 20-21 NHL Season

Both Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak underwent offseason surgeries that could require they miss part of the 2020-21 NHL season.

As per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, the Boston Bruins are a bit banged up. He’s reporting that both Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak had surgeries already this offseason and procedures that could require them to recover into the start of next season, whenever that may be. Not only that, but defenseman Charlie McAvoy had a knee procedure.

The good news for McAvoy is that he’s not expected to miss any time. Reports are he is expected to be ready for training camp. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the two forwards.

Pastrnak underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair. He is on target to make a recovery in approximately five months. Marchand underwent a sports hernia repair. He is on target to make a recovery in four months.

As it is right now, the NHL is planning to have the 2020-21 regular season being on January 1, 2021.

Obviously Not Good News For Bruins

Both players are two of the biggest contributors to the Bruins offense and if either miss any significant time, it could mean a very tough go of things for the Bruins out of the gate.

At the same time, the team will hope they can find suitable replacements from within as neither injury will give the organization room to go out and replace them with free agents.

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