BOSTON – It didn’t sound like the news was particularly good for 22-year-old Zach Senyshyn as the young winger was forced out of the Bruins' 5-4 shootout loss to the Panthers on Tuesday night with a left leg injury.
The Bruins winger was done for the night after one shift when he was injured in the second period. It could leave the B’s short another forward with David Backes, Brett Ritchie, Jake DeBrusk and Karson Kuhlman already injured up front.
Bruce Cassidy said he didn’t have much of an update following the game, but a potential knee injury could be more of a long-term thing than some of the B's other injured bodies.
“They told me he left, lower body. Looked like a knee injury and that he wouldn’t return. Typically I don’t get it, unless a guy’s like, completely gone, I don’t get any updates on what the X-ray showed or didn’t show,” said Cassidy, following the loss where the Bruins blew a four-goal lead in the third period. “He’s trying to get a foothold on a job here while guys are injured and he’s been doing a good job for us. But it’s a bit of what’s going on here lately, it seems like we’re losing forwards this year.
“Last year, it was defensemen and now we’ll have to rely on someone else to come in the lineup and do the job. He’s played well for us, played hard, so you want him to stay healthy and put his best foot forward and get every opportunity. But that’s hockey sometimes. Hopefully, he’s not doing too poorly or too badly and he’ll get back in there when he’s healthy.”
Senyshyn finished with a shot attempt, a hit and a giveaway in 4:46 of ice time.
Senyshyn had a couple of assists in his four games with the Bruin while serving as an injury replacement himself. He’d combined with Anders Bjork to give the B’s a couple of speedy, skilled wingers on the third line once both were given the chance to get into the lineup, so it would be a shame if he can’t continue due to the injury.
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