Boston, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has placed goaltender Manny Fernandez and forward Shawn Thornton on the injured reserve list. Fernandez is out of action with a left knee strain, while Thornton will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his left foot.
Fernandez was acquired by the Bruins from the Minnesota Wild on July 1, 2007 in exchange for Petr Kalus and a fourth round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in four games for Boston this season, with a record of 2-2 and goals-against average of 3.93.
Thornton, who was signed by the Bruins as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2007, has played in 13 games for Boston this season, tallying 22 PIMs and a plus/minus rating of -1.
The 7-6-2 Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres at the TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.