Bruins

Brad Marchand exits Thursday's game vs. Sabres with injury

Bruins

Just about everything had been going right for the Boston Bruins on Thursday until the second period of their game vs. the Buffalo Sabres.

On the same day that they signed star David Pastrnak to a contract extension, the Bruins lost veteran Brad Marchand to injury. The veteran winger left the game with a lower-body injury and was officially ruled out during the second intermission.

It appeared Marchand sustained the injury after being hit into the boards by Sabres defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin. The hit wasn't called a penalty despite it coming from behind.

After the game, B's coach Jim Montgomery said he believes Marchand will be fine but there is no update yet on his status.

Earlier in the day, the Bruins placed forwards Taylor Hall on long-term injured reserve and Nick Foligno on IR. They acquired winger Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings to shore up their depth with 22 games left until the playoffs.

Marchand entered Thursday with 19 goals and 34 assists in 52 games played this season.