This sucks. Acciari is such a great depth forward who unfortunately has had to battle some injuries early in his young career. And this fractured finger setback is one of the tough luck variety. It happened when he was simply trying to block a shot Thursday night. It was about as random as it gets on a very routine play.

One can expect Austin Czarnik will slot in on the fourth line for the time being until Patrice Bergeron is cleared to play. But the loss of Acciari is still a bummer. The kid is a hard nosed wrecking ball, but not reckless, and his performance in his role on the team is always a nice bonus.

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