Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that earlier today Marco Sturm underwent successful surgery to repair his meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis and Dr. Thomas Gill at Mass General Hospital, and will force Sturm to miss the rest of the 2008-2009 NHL season.
Sturm appeared in 19 games this season for Boston and recorded 7-6=13 totals with a +9 plus/minus rating, before sustaining this injury in Boston's 8-5 win over the Maple Leafs on December 18. Sturm led all Boston goal-scorers last year with 27 tallies.
The Bruins conclude their six game homestand tonight, against the Montreal Canadiens at 7:00 p.m. ET.