Coach Bruce Cassidy acknowledged Sunday that Wagner (arm) clearly is "gonna be out for a while," Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports. Wagner suffered what appeared to be a significant injury while blocking a shot with his right arm in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final. He subsequently sat out Thursday's Game 4 and should be viewed as out indefinitely. In Wagner's absence, Noel Acciari is back on the Bruins' fourth line along with Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly.
General manager Don Sweeney said he would be "surprised" if Wagner (forearm) is ready to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Wagner returned to Boston for testing and was announced out indefinitely May 15. The Massachusetts native sustained the injury after blocking a shot during Boston's Game 3 win over Carolina in the Eastern Conference finals. There is speculation that Wagner could miss the championship series, but more information should become clear closer to Game 1 on May 27.
Wagner (forearm) has returned to Boston to undergo further testing and is considered out indefinitely, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. Wagner underwent an X-ray on his forearm after blocking a shot during Tuesday's Game 3 win over the Hurricanes, and while the results of that scan have yet to be released, Haggerty suspects that the 27-year-old winger may be in danger of missing the rest of the postseason. More specifics regarding Wagner's condition should surface in the coming days, but for now, Noel Acciari will take his spot on the Bruins' fourth line.
Wagner will undergo X-rays on his right arm after blocking a shot in Tuesday's Game 3 victory over the Hurricanes, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. Wagner crouched to block a shot from Justin Faulk during the third period and was hit in the right forearm/wrist area, forcing him to leave the game. The severity of the injury should be clarified by the X-rays, but it's a potentially worrying sign the 27-year-old had his right arm in a sling after the game, per Joe McDonald of The Athletic. Noel Acciari (undisclosed) has been cleared and could be called upon should Wagner be forced to miss any time.
Wagner will re-enter the Bruins' lineup for Game 1 of the team's second-round playoff series against Columbus on Thursday. With Wagner -- who was held without a point in five games in the team's opening-round series versus the Maple Leafs -- back in the lineup, Karson Kuhlman is in line to be a scratch Thursday. Wagner scored a career-high 12 goals to go along with seven helpers in 76 regular-season games, while also racking up 247 hits -- a mark that ranked the winger fifth in the league in 2018-19.
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