Boston Bruins Hit the Road: “I Am OK. I Am a Hockey Player.”

December 18th, 2009 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
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The Boston Bruins are off on a three-game road trip this weekend as they begin a nice stretch of four games in six nights before the Christmas holiday. For the married guys on the team, they probably don’t hate missing out on those time-honored Christmas events like present-wrapping and in-law tolerating. The boys can go out, win a few games to ensure a spot on the “Nice List” and head home on Dec. 23 to enjoy the beauty and joy of that special day.

One person who may not be having as much joy in his world right now is Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart.

The rugged blueliner was injured in the game against Philadelphia on Monday, suffering a broken sternum. Stuart, who was, at the time, the Bruins’ leader in consecutive games played at 196, broke his breastbone sometime in the middle of the contest and continued on through the rest of the skate.

He is expected to be out four to six weeks—a period which will eliminate him from participating in the Winter Classic.

Let’s take a minute to emphasize what happened here. Stuart, at some point early in the game, fractured his chest. ...

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