WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien said after today’s practice at Risctuccia Arena that winger Marco Sturm’s injury had too much swelling for doctors to issue a final verdict.
“He’s not going to play tomorrow,” the coach said. “They’re still running some tests on him now. I guess when we do divulge what the issue is, hopefully we’ll be clear.”
Julien would only reveal that the injury is lower-body. Sturm seemed to grab his left knee after he fell during the game with Toronto last night. He was then helped off the ice and did not return.
Julien said that he and general manager Peter Chiarelli will discuss whether to call up reinforcements for the upcoming road trip to St. Louis and New Jersey, which starts after the Bruins host Carolina Saturday.
In other injury news, defenseman Aaron Ward (leg) and forward Petteri Nokelainen (upper body) both hit the ice for the second straight day after the full squad practiced and they both expended a little more energy than they did in their first day out.