Boston Bruins: A sad end to Brandon Carlo’s season

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 07: Brandon Carlo
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 07: Brandon Carlo /

Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo just began to perform well. He was headed on the right track, but sadly his season is now over.

A lot of Boston Bruins fans weren’t that happy with Brandon Carlo this season. It seemed like Carlo was on the ice every time a goal was scored on the Bruins, but the defenseman was turning a corner and has been playing quite well as of late. Then last Saturday in a game against the Florida Panthers Carlo went down and it was not pretty.

Carlo was along the boards fighting for the puck. He ended up standing up on one leg and he collapsed.

The Bruins haven’t issued an official statement on Carlo’s injury, but Boston Sports Journal’s Joe McDonald reported that Carlo suffered a broken fibula. If this is indeed the case Carlo’s season will be over.

Who will step up now?

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In 76 games Carlo had 6 assists and a rating of +10. This injury doesn’t sting as much, thanks to Don Sweeney. The Nick Holden trade is looking great right now. Holden will be alongside Torey Krug for the rest of the year. These two could be a dangerous duo patrolling the point.

Overall the moves that Sweeney made are looking great. The Bruins have been banged up, and Brian Gionta, Rick Nash, and Tommy Wingels have performed when the Bruins needed them. Sadly Nash got injured, but Gionta and Wingels have stepped up in the latter half of the season.

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It seems just like the New England Patriots. When one man falls for the Boston Bruins another steps up. This team is built for a long run in the playoffs and hopefully at the end of the season, the Bruins will be the one hoisting up the Stanley Cup.


The Boston Bruins have officially announced that Carlo is out for the season.