When Joe Corvo
missed Saturday's game with Philadelphia, he left Patrice Bergeron
, Chris Kelly
and Dennis Seidenberg
as the only Boston Bruins
players to skate in every game this season.
While Bruins coach Claude Julien
classified Corvo that day as "banged up but healthy," Corvo on Monday told NHL.com that he definitely wasn't healthy.
Corvo revealed that Friday night he had a cortisone shot in his right hand for an injury he had been playing through since a collision with teammate Andrew Ference
in a game against the New York Rangers
earlier this month. Corvo strained some ligaments in the hand/wrist area.
"My hand doesn't feel 100 percent, so I'm not going to out there and not be able to battle and stuff and do my job if I'm not 100 percent," said Corvo, who stayed on the ice for extra skating Monday.
Corvo said he's feeling better, and Julien on Monday re-classified Corvo as "a little banged up." He added that if the Bruins needed Corvo, he could play. But since the Bruins currently are carrying eight healthy -- if you include Corvo -- defensemen, it's likely Corvo will sit out tonight's game against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs
In 70 games this season, Corvo has 4 goals, 21 assists and a plus-7 rating.