The Boston Bruins will be without David Pastrnak for Game 2 of their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the Carolina Hurricanes.
The B's announced shortly before puck drop Thursday night that the superstar right winger is "unfit to participate". No other information was provided.
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Pastrnak tallied a goal and an assist in Boston's 4-3 double-overtime victory over Carolina in Wednesday's Game 1. His 48 goals scored during the regular season tied Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin for the most in the NHL.
Anders Bjork will begin Game 2 in Pastrnak's spot at right wing on the top line next to Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. Karson Kuhlman will enter the lineup and take Bjork's place on the third line.