BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart underwent successful surgery to repair a broken pinky finger on his left hand. He is expected to miss four weeks.
Stuart’s surgery was performed by Dr. Matthew Leibman at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, February 1. Stuart sustained the injury on Saturday, January 30 during the team’s game against the Los Angeles Kings.
The 25-year-old Stuart has skated in 39 games this year for the Bruins and registered two goals, two assists and 47 penalty minutes. For his career, Stuart has made 235 NHL appearances, all with Boston, and has recorded 12-20=32 totals and 228 penalty minutes.
He was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (21st overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Bruins are in action next when they host the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET (TV: NESN, Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub).