Sturm injury severe enough to miss a month



BOSTON — Marco Sturm’s long-term injury status means he has to miss at least 30 days of action, retroactive to last Thursday, when he suffered the injury in the win over Toronto.

After the Bruins’ 4-2 win over Carolina today Bruins head coach Claude Julien said that a specific timetable for Sturm’s return was still unknown because swelling is still preventing doctors from determining the severity of the injury. While the Bruins have not revealed the nature of the injury, Sturm was seen grabbing his left knee as he fell to the ice before being helped off.

The Germany native was seen walking through the dressing room without the aid of crutches. Previously this season, Sturm missed 12 games with the symptoms of a whiplash, so the Bruins have gotten used to not having him in the line-up.

“I think we’ve had a lot of practice with that,” Julien said. “Obviously it’s bad news we got in his situation. It is long term, so hopefully he’ll be backĀ  sooner than later. That is all we can do. We controlĀ  what is in our hands. We have been through this before for most of last year. We just have to keep playing hard and hope that our team stays as healthy as possible.”

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