BOSTON – Bruins winger Peter Cehlarik will miss at least a month with a lower body injured suffered in the Friday afternoon win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The 22-year-old exited the game in the third period with a left leg injury, and met with doctors on Saturday while missing practice with an injury that was clearly more long term than short term. Cehlarik had been very good for the Bruins this season with a goal and two points in five games along with a plus-2 rating, and was developing solid chemistry with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk at the time of his injury.
The injury continues a stretch for the Bruins where they’re missing a number of quality forwards with Ryan Spooner, Brad Marchand, Anders Bjork and David Backes also still currently sidelined up front with injuries. After being a healthy scratch Friday against the Penguins, Frank Vatrano drew back into Boston’s lineup on Sunday against the Oilers and had taken the place of Cehlarik.
The big Slovakian winger’s season also got off to a slow start this year due to injury as he missed most of training camp following offseason shoulder surgery, but Cehlarik was dominant since starting in Providence this season with three goals and six points in six games along with a plus-4 rating.