Brandon Carlo Leaves Bruins-Capitals Game With Injury After Alex Ovechkin Hit

The Boston Bruins entered Saturday’s game against the Washington Capitals without top-four defenseman Torey Krug, who left Thursday’s loss to the Ottawa Senators with a lower body injury.

It took the B’s less than 20 minutes of action to lose another defenseman Saturday.

Bruins blueliner Brandon Carlo had to be helped off the ice after being hit along the boards by Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin in the first period.

The B’s announced at the beginning of the second period that Carlo would not return because of an upper body injury.

B’s interim head coach Bruce Cassidy will be forced to use five defensemen — Zdeno Chara, Colin Miller, Kevan Miller, Adam McQuaid and John-Michael Liles — for the rest of the game.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jan 14, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo (25) skates with the puck during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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