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Bruins forward David Pastrnak out at least two weeks after thumb surgery

“David will be out of the lineup for the next two weeks, then will be reevaluated, and we’ll likely have a more definitive timeline as to when he’ll return to play."

David Pastrnak competes in the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting contest.
David Pastrnak competes in the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting contest. –Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

Bruins top goal scorer David Pastrnak underwent surgery to repair a tendon in his left thumb, the club announced Tuesday, and will be out of the lineup for a minimum two weeks, according to general manager Don Sweeney.

Sweeney, speaking at the club’s Brighton practice facility while the team practiced, said Pastrnak sustained the injury Sunday night after attending a team sponsorship function with teammates.

“After the game on Sunday, David and several of his teammates attended a sponsorship dinner,’’ said Sweeney. “At about 11:30, David reported to me . . . while he and teammates were walking to meet their transportation location, he simply fell and injured his thumb.’’

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