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Bruins lose Anders Bjork for season due to shoulder surgery

Anders Bjork
Anders Bjork advances the puck against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. –Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

TORONTO — If the Bruins are going to get scoring help on the wing for the playoffs, it won’t be from Anders Bjork. The rookie right winger was shut down for the season Thursday, the Bruins announcing that he underwent surgery on his left shoulder that will keep him sidelined for some six months.

Bjork, 21, banged up the shoulder Jan. 30, exiting a game at the Garden in obvious pain after what initially appeared to be a harmless collision with Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin.

According to the Bruins, Bjork underwent surgery Tuesday at Massachusetts General Hospital, with Dr. Peter Asnis performing a labral repair.

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