The Boston Bruins’ fourth line of Joakim Nordstrom, Sean Kuraly and Chris Wagner is playing at a remarkably high level, yet damage may constrain them to get separated.
Late in the B’s 2-1 success over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, Wagner thought of a big shot block that seemed to strike his arm. He obviously was in a great deal of pain when it occurred, and when the puck was cleared he went to the bench, ultimately heading down to the locker room.
Numerous reporters on site showed that Wagner was in a sling after the game. Bruins head mentor Bruce Cassidy did not have a detailed update but rather did not sound excessively empowered.
“Right now I don’t have an update,” Cassidy said, as seen on NESN’s postgame coverage. “He’s not good right now, when he came off obviously in a lot of pain. Probably will have something for you tomorrow, but for right now just very pleased with what he was able to bring for us — that whole line.”
Wagner opened the scoring in the second period with a redirect off a decent pass from Nordstrom. That fourth line at last consolidated for a goal, two assists, eight shots, six hits and two shot-blocks in the triumph.
The trio had been playing so well that it was impact of the reason Cassidy chose to healthy scratch Noel Acciari, however he might be compelled to slot Acciari back if the diagnosis indeed is bad for Wagner.