The Boston Bruins’ blue line continues to shrink as David Warsofsky joins the team's ever-growing injured list.
The defenseman will be be out for two to four weeks with a groin injury, according to general manager Peter Chiarelli. Warsofsky was hurt in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.
This latest injury adds to the Bruins' defensive bind with captain Zdeno Chara (knee), Torey Krug (broken finger) and Kevan Miller (dislocated shoulder) already out. Center David Krejci has also been been battling a lower-body injury.
Warsofsky was originally called up from the Providence Bruins along with Joe Morrow to fill the defensive deficit after Krug’s injury on Oct. 23. In his four games with Boston this season, Warsofsky has one assist.
The injuries bring into question how the Bruins will shore up their blue line, especially since Zach Trotman has also been plucked from Providence. It might be time to start speculating about trades:
Per NHL source, Bruins have trade feelers out for defensemen. This is really stating the obvious given injury situation.— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) November 9, 2014
The silver lining in all of this is that Krug may be back for Monday’s game against the New Jersey Devils.
-- Anna Celia Gallegos