While the playoff drive continues for the Boston Bruins, it is over for forward Marco Sturm.
Bruins' head coach Claude Julien confirmed Sunday that Sturm will miss the remainder of the post-season with a torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligamentes in his right knee sustained in his very first shift of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal encounter with the Philadelphia Flyers. Sturm had to be helped off the ice after attempting to check Flyers' defenceman Matt Carle.
In a release, the Bruins stated that Sturm would undergo surgery within the next four-to-six weeks and will need at least six months to recover afterwards meaning that he will likely miss the beginning of next season.
The 31-year-old did not recorded a point in the playoffs, but scored 22 goals and had 15 assists for the Bruins during the regular season.