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Kobasew: Three weeks

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  October 13, 2008 01:28 PM

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Chuck Kobasew will be sidelined for the rest of October. (Justine Hunt/Globe Staff)

Claude Julien said Chuck Kobasew would be sidelined for three weeks, dating back to last Thursday's game when he suffered a fractured right ankle.

No word on whether Kobasew has been placed on long-term injured reserve. To be eligible for LTIR, a player must be unfit to play for 10 games and 24 calendar days. If the Bruins placed Kobasew on LTIR, the earliest he'd be eligible to play would be Nov. 1 against Dallas.

UPDATE: Peter Chiarelli said Kobasew will go on regular injured reserve, not LTIR. Kobasew's $2.333 million cap hit will continue to count against Boston's number.

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