Bruins’ Acciari will miss 6 weeks with broken finger

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Boston Bruins’ Noel Acciari (55) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Boston, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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(WPRI) – Boston Bruins forward and Rhode Island native Noel Acciari will sit out the next six weeks while he recovers from surgery on a broken finger.

The team made the announcement Saturday morning.

Acciari, a 25-year-old Johnston native and Providence College graduate, broke his left index finger during Wednesday night’s season opener,a 4-3 win over Nashville.

He totaled five points last year in 29 games played.

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