Boston Bruins’ Jeremy Swayman leaves game with lower body injury

Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman left Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period after colliding with Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron.

During the collision with Bergeron, Swayman’s left leg appeared to hyperextend. He was taken out of the game with the help of Bruins medical staff because he couldn’t put weight on his left leg. Goalkeeper Linus Ullmark, who was replaced earlier in the game by Swayman after allowing five goals past, returned to the game and relieved Swayman between the posts for the rest of the night. The Bruins completed the comeback in the third period and won 6-5 in overtime after Hampus Lindholm found the back of the net. Ullmark is 6-0-0 with the Bruins this season so far.

Swayman, 23, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, is in his third season with the Bruins. He was drafted in the fourth round 111th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. In 2019-20, while playing for the University of Maine, Swayman posted an 18-5-11 record, as well as a 2.07 goals-against-average (GAA) and save percentage of 0.939 (SV%). These numbers earned him the NCAA (New England) Most Valuable Player Award, Best Collegiate Goaltender known as the Mike Richter Award, as well as runner-up Hobey Baker.

In 41 games last season, Swayman held a 23-14-3 record, with a GAA of 2.14 and an SV% of 0.914. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. He also represented the United States at the World Championships, he held a record of 4-3-0 and a GAA of 2.23 and an SV of 0.910%. He was named among the team’s top 3 players. This season, after just three games so far, he is 2-1-0, holding a 3.76 GAA and 0.872% SV. An update for Swayman should arrive.

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