What has been a rather underwhelming start to the 2020 offseason for the Bruins just got a whole lot worse on Tuesday evening.
In a team statement, Boston announced that David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy all underwent surgical procedures back in September — with Boston's top-two wingers now in line to miss the start of the 2020-21 season.
The Bruins' statement read:
Brad Marchand underwent a sports hernia repair, performed by Dr. Brian Busconi and Dr. Demetrius Litwin at the UMass Memorial Medical Center, on September 14. The surgery was successful, rehabilitation has gone well, and he is on target to make a full recovery in approximately four months from the date of procedure.
David Pastrnak underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair, performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, on September 16. The surgery was successful, rehabilitation has gone well, and he is on target to make a full recovery in approximately five months from the date of procedure.
Charlie McAvoy underwent a right knee arthroscopy, performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital, on September 8. The surgery was successful, and he has been cleared to resume normal offseason activities and will be fully available for the start of next season.