Expected to miss at least the next two games, the Boston Bruins announced they have placed defenseman Torey Krug on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The team has recalled Paul Carey from the Providence Bruins of the AHL.
For Boston, the injury is just another adding to the list of injured Bruins, as the team is also without David Backes, Kevan Miller, John Moore, Jake Debrusk, Brett Ritchie, Zachary Senyshyn and Karson Kuhlman. Krug has been out since suffering the upper-body injury on Nov. 10 against Philadelphia. Krug had already been ruled out for both weekend games and with the injury having occurred almost a week ago, the team could activate him early next week if he’s ready.
Carey has been a solid addition to the Providence Bruins. The 31-year-old forward, who has mostly been a journeyman through the AHL, fared well last year with Providence, scoring 22 goals in 30 games and has also played well this year with seven goals and 13 points in 17 games. He has played 99 NHL games over the course of his career, his most impressive season having played 60 games with the New York Rangers in the 2017-18 season.