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Chris Wagner injury: Bruins winger exits vs. Stars with upper body issue

Chris Wagner injury: Bruins winger exits vs. Stars with upper body issue

BOSTON -- The Bruins lost one of their fourth line warriors in Thursday night’s win over the Dallas Stars, but it's unclear exactly how long Chris Wagner will be out after leaving the game with an upper-body injury.

Wagner exited in the second period of the Bruins' 4-3 win over the Stars after taking a roughing penalty for tackling Mattias Janmark, who went after Bruins forward David Krejci.

Janmark had bumped Krejci at the Dallas net after the B’s center had just exited the penalty box for a fight with Joe Pavelski, and Wagner quickly came to his aid by grabbing Janmark in a hug and throwing him down to the ice. 

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Wagner tallied four hits and a couple of shot attempts in 7:52 of ice time before his exit.

“Upper body. He didn’t come back, obviously,” head coach Bruce Cassidy said of Wagner, who had goals in two of the last three games and seven shots on net during an active stretch. "We’ll have a better idea [on Friday] on how he feels when he comes in.”

The real shame of it all is that Wagner had been playing some of his best hockey of the season over the last month, jelling with Par Lindholm and Sean Kuraly into the kind of effective, energetic fourth line that was giving the B’s consistent minutes.

The good news is that Wagner was walking around the Bruins dressing room following the win and appeared to be OK, so the expectation is that he won’t be out very long due to injury. 

If Wagner can’t play this weekend against the New York Islanders, then the expectation is that pot-stirring forward Anton Blidh would draw back into the lineup for the Black and Gold after sitting out the last couple of games.

Bruins' David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk to play Fornite Saturday as part of COVID-19 fundraiser

Bruins' David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk to play Fornite Saturday as part of COVID-19 fundraiser

Life without hockey might be getting to David Pastrnak.

The thing Pasta is doing Saturday, along with Bruins teammate Jake DeBrusk, is participating in "Twitch Stream Aid" a fundraiser for coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19, relief. 

DeBrusk and Pastrnak will be playing Fortnite along with Toronto Maple Leafs teammates Zach Hyman and William Nylander. 

The event's website describes it as, "The worlds of gaming, music, and sports are coming together to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO [World Health Organization] powered by the United Nations Foundation." 

Who are the best goalies in Bruins history? Ranking the Top 10

Who are the best goalies in Bruins history? Ranking the Top 10

As with the Top 10 all-time list of Bruins defensemen, the list of all-time Bruins goalies is rich with elite performers, Hall of Fame players and Stanley Cup winners.

Some like Tim Thomas and Byron Dafoe had all-too-brief stays in Boston while others like Tiny Thompson and Frank Brimsek are known as some of the best to ever play the position.

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Others like Gerry Cheevers were iconic for both their personalities and the Stanley Cup wins on their résumés as well. Interestingly, there is also Tuukka Rask with a growing, impressive list of career numbers and accomplishments with the Black and Gold during his 10-plus years in the Original Six organization.

Here is the all-time Top 10 list of Bruins goalies.