Chris Kelly’s injury will require surgery, sideline him 6-8 months


Chances are, the Boston Bruins will refer to this as a “lower-body injury.”

Others will just call it painful to watch.

Either way, it would be surprising to see Chris Kelly return to Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Stars after the moment above where his left leg bends in a way that just doesn’t look natural.

Kelly’s more of a heart-and-soul guy than a big on-ice difference-maker, although’s Joe Haggerty believes he’ll be missed quite a bit if this is as serious as it looked.

Regardless, that looked very unpleasant.

Update: The Bruins announced that Kelly will require surgery and miss approximately six-to-eight months. Brutal.