Bruins’ David Pastrnak out at least two weeks after thumb surgery

Watch as David Pastrnak finishes off a tic-tac-toe play by the Boston Bruins to score his 31st goal of the season.

The Boston Bruins will be without leading scorer David Pastrnak for at least the next two weeks after the star winger underwent surgery to repair a thumb injury, the club announced Tuesday.

The injury occurred late Sunday night as Pastrnak fell while leaving a sponsorship dinner with teammates, according to GM Don Sweeney.

The 22-year-old Czech star has enjoyed another dominant campaign in Boston this season, his 31 goals and 66 points both pacing the 2018-19 Bruins. This after Pastrnak poured in a career-high 35 goals and 80 points last season, and 34 and 70 one year prior.

The Bruins currently sit third in the Atlantic, with just a point separating them and the surging Montreal Canadiens, but Sweeney says the injury to the club’s leading point-getter won’t change their trade deadline approach.


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