BOSTON – (Wire Service Report – Special to Digital Sports Desk) – The Boston Bruins will be without forward Patrice Bergeron and defensemen Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller for Thursday night’s season opener. General manager Don Sweeney announced Wednesday the three veterans will not travel to Columbus for the Bruins’ game against the Blue Jackets.
Bergeron sustained a lower-body injury and McQuaid an upper-body injury. Both are being evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
Miller underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand on Tuesday. His expected recovery time is six weeks. Bergeron played in 80 games last season, recording scoring 32 goals and 36 assists. McQuaid played in 64 contests, with one goal and eight assists. Miller skated in 71 games, with five goals and 13 assists.
Meanwhile, the Bruins recalled forward Tim Schaller from Providence of the American Hockey League. Schaller joined the team for Wednesday’s practice and will travel to Columbus.