Bruins’ Acciari will miss 6 weeks with broken finger

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)

(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.