BOSTON – The Bruins are already missing a phalanx of forwards due to injuries and now they may be adding another defenseman to the list as well. 

Torey Krug (upper body) exited Sunday night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers late in the third period after Claude Giroux hit him from behind. He never returned to the bench for the overtime and shootout session.

Krug's absence was felt in both the shootout and the 3-on-3 overtime session after he generated six shot attempts in 19:15 of ice time. 

On Monday afternoon, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy ruled Krug out for Tuesday's game against the Panthers. And with Krug still being evaluated, the team is waiting on more information before announcing his status for weekend games against the Maple Leafs and Capitals.

“Upper body. He just left late. I was told, 'Torey’s off the bench, gone.' I didn’t know if he was coming back or not,” said Cassidy of Krug, who has two goals and 13 points along with a minus-4 rating in 17 games this season and has been the main offense provider on the blue line with Charlie McAvoy struggling to start this season.

“[There were] not very many whistles in overtime, so we managed without him. We’ll see how he is [on Monday]. I still have not talked to the trainers.”

Krug joins Brett Ritchie (upper body), David Backes (upper body), Jake DeBrusk (lower body) and Karson Kuhlman (leg) on the injured Bruins list. Boston just got Par Lindholm and Joakim Nordstrom back from injuries in time for Sunday’s loss to Philly.


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