According to Mark Spector of Sportsnetthe Boston Bruins will be without wing Taylor Hall for tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.
Hall suffered an injury during the Bruins’ road trip. He played over 13 minutes against the Vancouver Canucks, picking up an assist in the Bruins’ win. He is out with a lower body injury indefinitely. The Bruins winger is probably day to day.
Hall has been a sneaky solid contributor to the Bruins’ offense this season. He has 16 goals and 36 points in 58 games. This puts him on a pace of 82 games for 22 goals and 50 points. Those aren’t flashy numbers, especially when he’s playing for a team that employs David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand.
The Calgary, Alta., native was originally acquired by Boston from Buffalo at the 2021 trade deadline in exchange for Anders Bjork and a second-round pick. He immediately regained his offensive prowess, scoring 14 points in the final 16 games of the season. The Bruins then signed him to a four-year, $24 million contract worth $6 million a year.
During the 2021-22 season, Hall scored 20 goals and 61 points, cementing his role as a talented secondary scorer on the Bruins’ offense. Due to the 2022-23 Bruins’ large amount of scoring, Hall is eighth on the team in points this year.
Hall is the former first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. He played six highly productive seasons in Edmonton before being treated to one of the most famous trades of the past decade. Hall was sent to the New Jersey Devils and defenseman Adam Larsson went to Edmonton.
Hall won the Hart Trophy in New Jersey during the 2017-18 season, pushing them into the Stanley Cup playoffs that year.
In his career, Hall has 264 goals and 693 points in 819 games.