Bruins' Chris Kelly has broken leg

Updated: December 9, 2013, 12:54 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Bruins forward Chris Kelly suffered a fractured right fibula during the second period of Saturday's 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden and will miss four to six weeks, the team confirmed Sunday afternoon.

Kelly has also been placed on long-term injury reserve.

Despite the injury, Kelly still played six shifts in the third period and logged 4:42 of ice time Saturday night.

Kelly, who has played well this season as the team's third-line center, missed 14 games late last season (March 12 to April 6) with a broken left tibia. Overall, he has three goals and four assists for seven points, while posting a minus-1 rating in 29 games.

The Bruins also announced defenseman Adam McQuaid (lower body) has been placed on injury reserve.

Boston also made a pair of transactions, recalling forward Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser from Providence of the AHL. Fraser has 16 goals and five assists for 21 points in 23 games for the P-Bruins. Spooner has five goals and 19 assists for 24 points in 21 games for Providence.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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