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Cehlarik out at least a month with left leg injury

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Cehlarik out at least a month with left leg injury

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. 

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*It looks like Jaromir Jagr will play some hockey next season, but it also looks like it won’t be in the NHL for the surefire Hall of Famer.

*A list of the greatest NHL players to wear each jersey number with a good idea who the choices would be for No. 77 and No. 4…at the very least. This is a good companion piece to the list that we just put out for the best Bruins player to wear each jersey number that the team ever issued.

*The cyberbullying case between Melina Karlsson and Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend continues with more legal filings as both sides attempt to find out the truth.

*Pro Hockey Talk has an entertaining, wide-ranging Q&A session with PK Subban about any number of topics involving the Nashville D-man.

*Da Beauty League is once again getting into full swing in Minnesota for many familiar NHL players looking to stay in skating shape.

*For something completely different: The 2018 TV season hasn’t been good for new hit shows in their second season.

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