Seth Griffith Suffers Lower Body Injury During Bruins’ Preseason Opener

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Boston Bruins center Seth Griffith

Photo via Boston Bruins center Seth Griffith during a game against New Jersey.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Boston Bruins winger Seth Griffith was forced into an early exit Sunday night after colliding with the knee of New Jersey Devils winger Tuomo Ruutu during the second period of Boston’s preseason opener.

Griffith did not return to the ice for the third with what the team announced as a lower body injury.

Head coach Claude Julien said after the game, which the Bruins won 2-0, that he’d likely know more about the severity of Griffith’s injury Monday.

“(I don’t know) much,” Julien said. “You saw it was that knee on Ruutu that hit him, so whether it’s a charley horse or whether it’s more than that, I don’t know. We’ll see a little bit later. I don’t really get into that during the game, so I’ll look at it as usually. I’ll probably give you a little bit more details (Monday) once he’s seen by our medical staff here.”

Griffith, who skated on a line with Alexander Khokhlachev and Jake DeBrusk, recorded one shot on goal in the win. He tallied 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 30 games for the Bruins last season.

Thumbnail photo via Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports Images

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