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Boston Bruins forward Ryder out up to 3 weeks with face injury @NHLdotcom

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins will be without forward Michael Ryder for up to three weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair a broken facial bone.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday that Ryder had surgery on the orbital bone between his eyes. Chiarelli said Ryder had three small plates put in to repair three fractures during the procedure Monday.

Ryder took a stick to the bridge of his nose last Thursday in Ottawa and missed Saturday's game against Philadelphia.

He has 19 goals in his first season with Boston.

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