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Rich Peverley out 4-6 weeks with sprained MCL

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday that forward Rich Peverley [1] will miss four to six weeks with a third degree MCL sprain in his right knee. Peverley injured his knee in a collision with Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill Wednesday night and returned to Boston for testing Thursday.

Peverley had been filling in for the concussed Nathan Horton [2] on the team’s top line. With Peverley out of the lineup, coach Claude Julien [3] moved Benoit Pouliot from the third line to the top line in Friday’s morning skate. Daniel Paille [4] moved from the fourth line to Pouliot’s spot on the third line, while Josh Hennessy will make his Bruins debut Friday against the Jets on the fourth line.