Both Bjugstad and goaltender Roberto Luongo were injured in Friday’s win against the Nashville Predators. Goaltender Sam Brittain was recalled from the East Coast Hockey League in a corresponding move.
Bjugstad left in the first period with a lower-body injury while Luongo, who was scheduled to start against the Predators, suffered an upper-body injury during warm-up.
This is the second time this season that Bjugstad has missed time due to injury. A broken-hand suffered in pre-season has limited him to just 21 games during which he only had one goal and one assist.
Brittain’s call-up suggests that Luongo will be unable to play in Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins.