WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins’ blue line can’t catch a break.
B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Wednesday that defenseman Torey Krug will miss two to three weeks with a broken finger. Krug was slashed during the third period of Tuesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. His last shift ended at 18:16 of the third period. Boston already is without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, who suffered a PCL tear in his left knee last Thursday.
In the mix to replace Krug are defensemen Joe Morrow and David Warsofsky, who have been recalled from the AHL’s Providence Bruins and will join the team for Wednesday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena.
Morrow is an offensive defenseman who could play a role similar to Krug’s. The former first-round draft pick has good playmaking skills, can quarterback a power play and is an excellent skater. He has never appeared in an NHL game, but he has been one of Providence’s best defensemen this season.
Warsofsky and/or Morrow also could play if the Bruins decide to bench Matt Bartkowski. He has struggled mightily this season with poor puck management and failures in defensive zone coverage, and he was on the ice for three of Minnesota’s four goals Tuesday night.
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