Bruins injury news has Pastrnak out five months, Arbitration dates set, and Brendan Gallagher talks stall

Bruins injury news has come out and both Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak will be out for significant time. Also Brendan Gallagher and the Canadiens have broken off contract talks.

We start off with NHL news on salary arbitration.

NHL Arbitration Dates

The NHL has announced dates for all RFA’s that filed for a salary arbitration hearings. Here are the most notable players:

  • 10/20: Tony DeAngelo, D, NYR
  • 10/21: Ilya Mikheyev, F, TOR
  • 10/26: Linus Ullmark, G, BUF
  • 10/27: Sam Reinhart, F, BUF
  • 10/31: Devon Toews, D, COL / Alexandar Georgiev, G, NYR
  • 11/4: Victor Olofsson, F, BUF
  • 11/5: Ryan Strome, F, NYR
  • 11/6: Brendan Lemieux, F, NYR / Ryan Pulock, D, NYI
  • 11/7: Christian Jaros, D, OTT
  • 11/8: Chris Tierney, F, OTT

Trouble in Habs Land

Brendan Gallagher
Brendan Gallagher contract talks stall (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The Canadiens have added power forward Tyler Toffoli via free agency but are having trouble with one of their own. Brendan Gallagher has been the straw that stirs the Habs drink and is integral to the team’s success.

According to Pierre Lebrun, talks for an extension have broken off. The 27 year-old has another year on his deal but the Habs want to get something done. Of course, if talks don’t pick up by the next trade deadline, he could become trade bait.

Bruins injury news have them banged up

Three important Bruins have recently undergone surgeries and will miss significant time. Brad Marchand had sports hernia surgery in September and is expected to miss around four months.

Even more devastating is David Pastrnak having arthroscopy and labral repair on his right hip. The Bruins leading scorer will be out for five months. His surgery was in September so he likely will miss the first month of the season (if it starts in January).

Charlie McAvoy had an arthroscopy on his right knee and is expected to be back next month on the ice.