Clayton Keller’s Season Ending Injury, Bruins-Devils Matchup

Tough day for the city of Arizona and the Coyotes fans. Why? The fear turned into a reality. Clayton Keller is out for the season after he was taken from the Arizona Coyotes game on a stretcher with a broken leg sustained in the third period against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

The Coyotes said he had surgery after the game. Keller could make a full recovery in 4-6 months. Keller was injured with 5:15 remaining after falling and hitting the end boards’ legs first. He was trying to get off a shot while being defended by Nicolas Meloche.

It’s a devastating blow for the Coyotes not to have one of their best players on the ice. Keller leads the Coyotes with 63 points (28 goals, 35 assists) in 66 games.

The Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils will face off tonight. Although the Devils have been struggling this season, they can put up a competitive fight against one of the best teams in the league. In sports, any team can beat another team on any given night. Boston’s forward lines also contain two changes. Craig Smith will miss the game due to illness. Marc McLaughlin will make his NHL debut and fill in for Smith as right-wing on the third line. Nick Foligno will sit out due to a lower-body injury. Anton Blidh will replace him as fourth-line left wing.

Linus Ullmark will start as Bruins goaltender, with Jeremy Swayman as his backup.

Here are the projected lines and defensive pairings for Bruins-Devils:


Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Jake DeBrusk

Taylor Hall–Erik Haula–David Pastrnak

Trent Frederic–Charlie Coyle–Marc McLaughlin

Anton Blidh–Tomas Nosek–Curtis Lazar

Hampus Lindholm–Charlie McAvoy

Matt Grzelcyk–Brandon Carlo

Mike Reilly–Josh Brown

Linus Ullmark


Yegor Sharangovich–Jack Hughes–Dawson Mercer

Tomas Tatar–Nico Hischier–Jesper Bratt

Andreas Johnsson–Jesper Boqvist–Miles Wood

Jimmy Vesey–Michael McLeod–Nathan Bastian

Jonas Siegenthaler–Dougie Hamilton

Ryan Graves–Damon Severson

Ty Smith–P.K. Subban

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