BOSTON - The Boston Bruins issued today, March 23, the following update on forward Sean Kuraly:
Sean Kuraly sustained a fracture in his right hand during the team's game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, March 21. Dr. Matt Leibman performed a successful surgery to repair the fracture, and the expected recovery time is approximately four weeks.
Sweeney also announced that the team has recalled Karson Kuhlman from Providence on an emergency basis.
Kuhlman is in his first professional season with the Bruins organization since being signed by the team to a two-year contract on April 10, 2018. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward made his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings on February 16 and scored his first career NHL goal against San Jose on February 18. He also has 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points with a plus-23 rating in 58 games with Providence this year.
Kuhlman served as captain of Minnesota-Duluth as a senior in 2017-18, tallying 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points in 44 games. The 23-year-old forward was named the 2018 NCAA Tournament MVP after leading the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist in the team's 2-1 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA Championship.