Ryder has surgery; no word on how long he's out

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Boston Bruins' forward and Bonavista native Michael Ryder underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken facial bone he suffered in a game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. However, there is still no word on how long Ryder will be sidelined.

A press release from the Bruins Monday afternoon said Boston general manager Peter Chiraelli will provide an update this morning.

Michael Ryder

Boston Bruins' forward and Bonavista native Michael Ryder underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken facial bone he suffered in a game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. However, there is still no word on how long Ryder will be sidelined.

A press release from the Bruins Monday afternoon said Boston general manager Peter Chiraelli will provide an update this morning.

Ryder suffered a broken orbital bone when Ottawa forward Antoine Vermette caught him across the bridge of his nose with his stick during the third period of what would turn out to be a 4-3 Bruins' win in overtime.

Ryder has scored 19 times this season, and is tied for third in goals on Boston behind Phil Kessel (24) and Marc Savard (21). He has a total of 36 points in 52 games and a plus-24 rating.

Leaves a big hole in Bruins' lineup

Boston coach Claude Julien noted that Ryder - who's been on the Bruins' second line with David Krejci and Blake Wheeler - will be sorely missed, for whatever length of time he's out.

"He's been criticized in the past for not playing an all-around game," Julien told reporters Monday.

"But what I see is him throwing his body around. I see him battling for pucks and I see him doing a pretty good job in our own end.

"He's a big plus player, so he must be doing something right besides scoring goals."

Organizations: Boston Bruins, NHL, Ottawa Senators

Geographic location: Boston, Bonavista, Ottawa

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  • Linda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    I was sorry to hear that Michael was out with an injury. I want to wish him well and a speedy recovery. I have been cheering for him since day 1, first with Montreal and now with Boston, the team that decided to give him a chance. Thank you Boston, and Claude Julien for seeing him for what he is.

  • Carlson
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    Ryder will be out for up to three weeks according to TSN.

  • Neil
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Cleary had surgery last year this time and look what ended up happening to him in the playoffs....Maybe the same will happen this year for good ole' Ryder. Get well soon.

  • habfan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    I've been a Hab fan all my life and nothing made me happier to know that on the day Ryder was injured, he had more goals than any Hab this season, was only 4 points behind Markov; the Habs top point getter this season and had a +24 rating compared to the Hab's best of +9.

    Looks good on you Carboneau; you moron.

    Get well Michael, the NHL need players of your character.

  • Linda
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    I was sorry to hear that Michael was out with an injury. I want to wish him well and a speedy recovery. I have been cheering for him since day 1, first with Montreal and now with Boston, the team that decided to give him a chance. Thank you Boston, and Claude Julien for seeing him for what he is.

  • Carlson
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    Ryder will be out for up to three weeks according to TSN.

  • Neil
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Cleary had surgery last year this time and look what ended up happening to him in the playoffs....Maybe the same will happen this year for good ole' Ryder. Get well soon.

  • habfan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    I've been a Hab fan all my life and nothing made me happier to know that on the day Ryder was injured, he had more goals than any Hab this season, was only 4 points behind Markov; the Habs top point getter this season and had a +24 rating compared to the Hab's best of +9.

    Looks good on you Carboneau; you moron.

    Get well Michael, the NHL need players of your character.