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.
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:
Bergy on void Kelly leaves (on long-term IR): “obviously Kells is a big part of our team…we all need to step up & try to fill the void”^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 8, 2013