General Manger Peter Chiarelli announced that forwards Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly had surgery a few days back to mend their respective injuries sustained late in the season.
|Kelly and Lucic went under the knife to repair their injuries (via BostonBruins.com)|
Lucic had surgery done on his left wrist to repair an injury he sustained in Game 7 vs the Montreal Canadiens back on May 14. Lucic told reporters that he got his hand caught and jammed in the first period. He at first hoped it was just a sprain, as he wore a brace on exit interviews day, but the injury required the procedure to be done.
Kelly, who didn't return to action this season after going down with his back injury on April 8 versus the Minnesota Wild, suffered a herniated disk which required the operation to fix. Kelly and the Bruins had put off the surgery in hopes of making a return in the playoffs at some point down the road. The 33-year-old centerman, who's suffered a broken tibia and fibula these past two seasons, said the herniated disk was "the worst pain I've ever been in."
Both players are expected to be fully recovered and ready for training camp in September. For now, some R&R is on the schedule as them and the rest of the Bruin players clear their mind ahead of a long summer to come.