Boston Bruins' Jeremy Lauzon has broken hand, out at least a month

BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand and will be out at least a month, the team said Wednesday.

The Bruins said Lauzon, who left Sunday's outdoor game against Philadelphia after one shift, will be reevaluated after four weeks.

Lauzon, 23, has three assists in 16 games for the Bruins this season. He has averaged 18:32 in ice time per game on the No. 1 defensive pairing with Charlie McAvoy, taking on an increased role with the departure of Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug this offseason.

Defensemen Matt Grzelcyk, Kevan Miller and Jakub Zboril also have missed time recently. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Wednesday that Zboril should return Thursday and Grzelcyk shortly after that, but Miller's knee is still sore.