Boston Bruins John Moore Injured After Heavy Hit

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TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 12: John Moore #27 of the Boston Bruins skates during the warm-up prior to action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 12, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins appear to have another injured defenceman. Last night, when they took on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference showdown, the Bruins lost John Moore to an upper-body injury. Moore got drilled hard by Lightning forward Adam Erne and left the game favoring his left arm. Moore went down the tunnel immediately and never returned to the contest.

Boston Bruins Lose John Moore Due To Injury

The contact between Erne and John Moore happened in the first period. Erne appeared to have cross-checked Moore as he went down to the end-boards pretty awkwardly. Moore clearly injured his left hand and had to leave the game immediately following his incident.

The Bruins later announced that John Moore is out because of an upper-body injury. Head Coach Bruce Cassidy could not provide any kind of an update on Moore´s injury in the post-game aftermath. The 28-year-old defenceman finished the game with just 4:40 of ice time.

The American blueliner signed a five-year deal worth $2.75 million per season last summer. During the present campaign, Moore has recorded four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 61 games with the Bruins.

Boston Bruins Have Lost Another Defenceman

The Bruins had Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk and Kevan Miller on the injury list heading into the game against the Lightning on Monday night. Moore has become the fourth injured skater on the Bruins defensive line.

Torey Krug, who has missed the past six games because of a concussion, should be back in the lineup on Wednesday night when the Bruins return back home to face the New York Rangers at TD Garden.

Kevan Miller and Matt Grzelcyk are making their progress and they should come back to the Boston’s lineup somewhere around the weekend. The Bruins face the Florida Panthers on Saturday and Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Head Coach Bruce Cassidy expects them to play in at least four of the final six games of the regular season.

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