Lazar clarified that he was dealing with an MCL sprain and bruised ACL but avoided tearing any ligaments and won't need surgery, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.

The fact that the 26-year-old center won't need surgery should allow him to be ready to go for the start of the 2021-22 campaign. After joining the Bruins at the trade deadline, the British Columbia native recorded two goals and two helpers in 17 contests while averaging 12:46 of ice time. Lazar figures to take on a bottom-six role again next year and may be hard-pressed to crack the 20-point mark, something he's done just once in his career.

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