Two Boston Bruins Forwards May Require Surgery; Placed On IR

Shortly after acquiring Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings, the Boston Bruins announced some other news.

The Bruins have been hit with a double injury blow, as both Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno will be out of action for some time.

Hall, who missed the team's last two games due to a lower-body injury, has been placed on long-term injured reserve, which requires him to sit out for at least 10 games and 24 days. Meanwhile, Foligno has been placed on injured reserve and will be out for at least seven days.

Hall's absence will definitely hurt, as the former No. 1 overall pick has been a solid player for the team this season, contributing 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points in 58 games.

Foligno has also been an important player for Boston, tallying 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 60 games. 

To make matters even worse, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney would not rule out surgery for either player, which, if needed, would knock them out for an even longer absence. 

To address the situation, the Bruins have recalled Jakub Lauko from the AHL's Providence Bruins and, of course, earlier, they acquired Bertuzzi from Detroit.

Hall has two years remaining on his four-year contract with a cap hit of $6 million per season. It remains to be seen how long he and Foligno will be out of action, but the Bruins will hope to have both players back as soon as possible. Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports