WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins lost defenseman Mark Stuart indefinitely to injury on Tuesday night, but he was almost not the only key player to go down.
Milan Lucic, who leads the team with 13 goals, got a scare in the third period of Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against Buffalo.
On a hit in the corner on Sabres forward Tyler Ennis, Ennis' skate blade came up and sliced Lucic's left wrist. A similar incident ended Dennis Seidenberg's season last March when he required surgery for tendon damage in his forearm when sliced by a skate in Toronto.
But Lucic escaped without even needing any stitches. He left the ice holding his wrist, but the minor cut was wrapped up quickly and he returned to finish the game. He also participated fully in Wednesday's practice, but recognized how lucky he was to have avoided a more serious injury.
"Definitely dodged a bullet," said Lucic. "I tried out some wrist guards today."