The Boston Bruins have issued an update on Marcus Johansson following his departure from last night’s game. The newly acquired forward spent the night in hospital after testing revealed a lung contusion. He has since been discharged, but will be re-evaluated in a week.
Johansson was acquired from the New Jersey Devils at the deadline to give the Bruins another versatile scoring threat, and tallied one assist through his first three games with the club. Unfortunately he ran into Micheal Ferland early in the Bruins game last night, and left on his second shift of the game. A bruised lung isn’t the worst diagnosis given how much trouble Johansson had getting off the ice, but it certainly won’t help Boston as they search for home ice advantage in the first round.
The Bruins are sitting three points ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second spot in the Atlantic Division and are on an incredible streak. The team has not been defeated in regulation since January 19, 17 games ago. Still, any stumbles down the stretch could cost them and losing Johansson won’t help.