The Boston Bruins will play for the chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, but they will need to do it with out one of their Alternate Captains. Andrew Ference. Ference was injured in-game five vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, it is believed that he suffered a lower body injury. Ference was forced to sit out the New York Ranger series, and has not yet been medically cleared to play.
Andrew was traded to the Bruins on February 10,2007 from the Calgary Flames along with Chuck Kobasew in exchange for Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau. During the 2012-2013 regular season Ference played in all 48 games and had 13 points. He was a +9 with 35 penalty minutes. For his career Ference has 193 points and is a +6. His playoff totals are lack luster, but he was part of the Bruins 2010-2011 cup run; putting up 10 points and a +10 rating. For his career Ference has 36 playoff points and is a +6.
Despite the Bruins fan base not being happy with Ference’s play this year, it seems that the Bruins would like to have his veteran leadership, and physical play back in the locker room for the final push.
Did you know? Ference’s association with environmentalist David Suzuki while in Calgary led him to create a carbon-neutral program for the NHL, which now includes over 500 players who buy carbon offset credits to counteract the negative environmental impact of professional sports