Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak likely to miss start of 2020-21 season

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The Bruins will likely be without their top two wings if next season starts on Jan. 1 as the NHL is currently planning.

The team announced Tuesday that Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak underwent surgeries in September that are expected to sideline them for another three months and four months, respectively.

Marchand underwent a sports hernia repair on Sept. 14 and is expected to make a full recovery in approximately four months from the date of the surgery, which would put him on track to return in mid-January.

Pastrnak underwent a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair on Sept. 16 and is expected to make a full recovery in approximately five months from the date of the surgery, which means he will be out likely until mid-February.

Charlie McAvoy also underwent a right knee arthroscopy on Sept. 8, but has already been cleared to resume normal offseason activities and will be fully available for the start of the season.