Pastrnak day-to-day after surgery for ‘Popeye Elbow’

The Boston Bruins are already pretty banged up. The news coming out on Saturday isn’t going to make their lives any easier.

From the team:

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney issued the following update on forward David Pastrnak : “David underwent a successful removal of the olecranon bursa from his right elbow on Friday, December 16 at Newton Wellesley Hospital by Dr. Matthew Leibman. He will likely be unavailable for the games on Sunday and Tuesday. His condition will be re-assessed on a day-to-day basis.”

According to WebMD, ‘olecranon bursa’ is:

Bursitis is an inflammation of small sacs of fluid (bursae) that help joints move smoothly. Olecranon bursitis, which affects the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow, is sometimes called Popeye elbow. This is because the bump that develops at the back of the elbow looks like the cartoon character Popeye’s elbow. also goes by the name ‘Popeye Elbow’

HE HAS/HAD POPEYE ELBOW!

Here is a picture of Popeye and his elbows.

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Should Pastrnak be suspended for hit to Girardi? (Video)

It’s been a tough start to the season for Dan Girardi.

The New York Rangers defenseman missed the first three games with a groin injury. On Wednesday night versus the Boston Bruins, he appears to have escaped his fourth game of the year without a concussion.

At 10:55 of the second period, Girardi reaches up in an attempt to catch the puck in the air. It bounces off his glove and behind him. He starts to spin around in the direction of the puck, but the direction he chose to spin into is right in the way of the on rushing David Pastrnak.

Pastrnak turns and his shoulder makes direct contact with Girardi’s head. The Bruins’ forward’s skates look as if they come off the ice right before or simultaneously to the contact with Girardi.

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