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Mark Stuart out 4-6 weeks for Bruins

12.08.10 at 1:40 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — [UPDATE: 5:54 p.m.] Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart is out for four-to-six weeks with a broken hand, an injury suffered in the first period of Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres. Peter Chiarelli issued the following statement Wednesday:

“Mark sustained a fracture to the 4th metacarpal of his right hand (ring finger) and dislocated his 4th metacarpal phlangeal joint. He was evaluated by Dr. Matt Leibman at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is expected to miss approximately 4-6 weeks.”

In 26 games this season, Stuart has two assists and is a plus-3. His 16:43 of ice time per night is fifth among Bruins blueliners, and his 23 penalty minutes is tied for sixth on the team.

With Stuart out, the team recalled Steven Kampfer from Providence on an emergency basis. The 22-year-old Michigan product led all Providence defensemen with 16 points.

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