This does not look good for the Boston Bruins just a dozen or so games ahead of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
On Sunday night the Bruins faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in an important game between two playoff teams looking to secure their spot on the Eastern Conference side of the bracket for those aforementioned playoffs. Unfortunately for the Bruin they appeared to come into this game a little fatigued, or at least that is how they looked against the Penguins early on who had quickly jumped out to a 2 - 0 lead in the games very first period.
Unfortunately things would only get worse for the Bruins from there and they would take a particularly bad turn in the opening few minutes of the game's second frame. It was at that point in the game that the Bruins lost yet another player to injury this season, this time it was 25 year old Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk who went down in pain, and I must say this one looks like it has the potential to be real bad. This wasn't a particularly dirty play or anything but appeared to be more a combination of poor timing and bad luck.
Grzelcyk and Pittsburgh Penguins star forward Phil Kessel were engaged in a race for the puck along the boards which quickly turned into a bit of a puck battle between the two men. It was right around that time that Kessel's teammate Patric Hornqvist appeared primed to move in for a big hit on Grzelcyk but that was not to be. Whether it was because he felt Grzelcyk was in a vulnerable position and tried to avoid hitting him or merely due to the fact that he missed his check by a mile, Hornqvist ended up only chekcing Grzelcyk's exposed arm.
Unfortunately that hit appeared to painfully pin Grzelcyk's arm between the boards, glass, and Hornqvist's moving body, result in a rather ugly looking little scenario in which you can clearly see how Grzelcyk may have been badly hurt. It was obvious immediately that the Bruins defenseman was in considerable pain an the trainers had to come out to help get him off the ice and back into the Bruins locker room.