New year, same health challenges.
The most versatile of the Bruins’ depth players, Swedish forward Joakim Nordstrom, will miss at least three weeks with a leg injury he sustained in the Winter Classic.
The Bruins announced Thursday morning that Nordstrom has a nondisplaced fibula fracture and will be reevaluated in approximately three weeks. The team said Nordstrom was hurt in Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
It was not clear when the injury happened. Nordstrom logged 13:14 over 20 shifts and was on the ice for the final shift of the game.
His absence at Thursday’s morning skate, before a 7 p.m. puck drop with the surprisingly hot Calgary Flames, puts Ryan Donato (scratched for the Classic) back in the lineup. Donato took rushes as a second-line right wing Thursday morning.