Boston Bruins defensemen have had a hard time staying healthy in 2014.

The latest blue-liner to fall victim to the injury bug was David Warsofsky, who Bruins coach Claude Julien recently said would be “out for a while.” Warsofsky joins Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Kevan Miller on the team’s growing list of injured defensemen.

Warsofsky’s injury gives the struggling Matt Bartkowski a chance to step up in his absence. Bartkowski has a plus-minus rating of -4 with zero points in five games this season.

Hear what NESN hockey analyst Andy Brickley had to say about the situation in the video above.

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