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More bad luck for the B’s -- Connolly out 6 weeks with fractured finger

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CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 21: Brett Connolly #14 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 21, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

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From TSN’s Aaron Ward, on the injury to new Bruins forward Brett Connolly:

From a few hours before that tweet, here’s CSN New England:

Claude Julien said following practice that Connolly was struck on the hand by a fired puck, and was being checked out by team doctors. You just can’t make this kind of stuff up for the bad-luck B’s.

“He got hit in the hand with a puck, so he’s gone to our team doctors to be evaluated,” said Julien. “That’s the only update I have, guys.”

Connolly, of course, was traded to Boston from Tampa Bay on Monday, with Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli saying the 22-year-old winger could “come in and help us right away.”

Unfortunately, “right away” appears to have changed to “in six weeks.”

Update: The Bruins have confirmed that Connolly is out six weeks with “a displaced fracture in his right index finger.”