BOSTON - Bruins forward David Pastrnak will miss two weeks after an unexpected surgery on his thumb, according to the team.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning after Czech winger apparently fell while attending a sponsorship dinner over the weekend.
The injury to his thumb was not disclosed, but the team said the surgery was successful and he would be reevaluated in two weeks.
General manager Don Sweeney, addressing the media here at Warrior Ice Arena, says that David Pastrnak underwent a procedure on his left thumb. Repair was successful. He will be out for the next two weeks and then be re-evaluated.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 12, 2019
Pastrnak and several of his teammates attended a sponsorship dinner on Sunday night. At about 11:30, while walking to his transportation, Pastrnak fell and injured his left thumb.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 12, 2019
Team will know better in two weeks, but Pastrnak is expected to return and play this season.
Pastrnak has played in 56 games this season, netting 31 goals and notching 35 assists.
The 22-year-old has scored 125 goals in his career since being drafted by the Bruins in 2014.
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