Brad Marchand out six months following hip procedure

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As if this offseason wasn’t already going to be difficult enough for the Bruins.

Boston will be without Brad Marchand to start 2022-23. He underwent successful hip arthroscopy and labral repair on both of his hips Friday.

The Bruins stated the approximate recovery time for Marchand’s procedure is six months. With next season set to start in early October, Boston may be without Marchand for the first two months or so.

Marchand was the Bruins' leading scorer this past season with 80 points (32 goals, 48 assists) in 70 games.