Ference injured in Ottawa game

January, 6, 2010
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The Bruins announced Wednesday evening that veteran defenseman Andrew Ference will miss six weeks with a groin injury.

Ference suffered the injury during the second period of Tuesday night's win in Ottawa. He was examined by the team's medical staff Wednesday afternoon.

Ference had appeared in all 42 of the Bruins' games this season. He has five assists and a minus-5 rating.

He underwent offseason groin and hernia surgery last summer after the Bruins' playoff run was cut short against Carolina. But he was 100 percent to start the 2009-10 season.

Matt Kalman

Bruins reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Matt Kalman covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com. He has been on the Bruins beat since the lockout for numerous publications and has been covering the Boston sports scene for a decade.

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