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Brad Marchand reportedly may require major career altering surgery

Published May 19, 2022 at 11:17
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For the first time since 2016-2017 the Stanley Cup Playoffs second round is continuing without the Boston Bruins. The Bruins season came to an end after just 7 games, at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes. As is always the case after the season ends we have begun to learn about the players who competed through injuries.

One player to play through a significant injury was Brad Marchand. Marchand has always been known to play through injuries, but according to Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic this injury might be a fairly significant one.

Brad Marchand may require a hip procedure at some point. The extent of the potential surgery remains unknown, though hip injuries can be quite significant.

Marchand also confirmed he may require another procedure after being injured by Garnet Hathaway.


Brad Marchand said that he might need something done this summer or next in regards to offseason procedures.

He injured his AC joint on that Hathaway hit against the Capitals earlier this season.



Marchand, who just recently turned, 34, has three years remaining on his contrac. Marchand was drafted by the Bruins in the 3rd round of the 2006 NHL entry draft 71st overall.

A major hip surgery is always one of the most difficult surgeries for any player to overcome, but it becomes even more difficult as players age. Most players will often put this surgery off as long as possible given the career altering impact it has on their long-term career. At 34-years-old it wouldn't be surprising to see Marchand try and put the surgery off for one more year, especially if Patrice Bergeron returns to the Bruins for another season.
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