Bruins’ Marchand, Pastrnak have surgery

The Boston Bruins announced on Tuesday that star forwards Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak recently underwent surgeries that could see them miss the start of the 2020-21 season.

The Boston Bruins announced on Tuesday that star forwards Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak recently underwent surgeries that could see them miss the start of the 2020-21 season.

TSN.ca Staff

The Boston Bruins announced on Tuesday that star forwards Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak recently underwent surgeries that could see them miss the start of the 2020-21 season.

Marchand had sports hernia surgery on Sept. 14 and will miss approximately four months from the date of the operation while Pastrnak underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair on Sept. 16 that will force him to be side lined for approximately five months from the date of procedure.

Defenceman Charlie McAvoy had a right knee arthroscopy on Sept. 8 and will be available for training camp.

The NHL has yet to announce a start date for the 2020-21 season, but commissioner Gary Bettman said they hope to start sometime in January.

The 32-year-old Marchand scored 28 goals and added 59 assists over 70 games with the Bruins this season, his 11th in Boston.

Pastrnak, 24, netted a career-high 48 goals and added a career-high 47 assists over 70 games in 2019-20, his sixth season with the Bruins.

Agent: Talks between Habs, Gallagher have broken off

Extension talks between the Montreal Canadiens and forward Brendan Gallagher have broken off, Gallagher's agent Gerry Johannson told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Gallagher is entering the last of a six-year, $22.5 million contract signed with the Canadiens in 2014.

Extension talks between the Montreal Canadiens and forward Brendan Gallagher have broken off, Gallagher’s agent Gerry Johannson told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Gallagher is entering the last of a six-year, $22.5 million contract signed with the Canadiens in 2014.

Extension talks between the Montreal Canadiens and forward Brendan Gallagher have broken off, Gallagher’s agent Gerry Johannson told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.

Gallagher, who had 22 goals and 43 points in 59 games this past season, is entering the last of a six-year, $22.5 million contract signed with the Canadiens in 2014.

 

The 28-year-old is currently recovering from a broken jaw sustained during the Return to Play, in which he had one goal and four points in nine games.

A fifth-round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2010, Gallagher topped the 30-goal mark in each of the previous two seasons before this year.

The Canadiens have $24.9 million in projected cap space for next summer – with 13 players under contract – after signing Jeff PetryJoel EdmundsonJosh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli to new contracts this off-season.