12/11/2006 12:34:25 PM
BOSTON (CP) - Boston Bruins rookie Phil Kessel left the team Monday to be treated for a medical issue not related to hockey, according to a release from the player's family.
The 19-year-old did not travel with the Bruins to Montreal, where they will play the Canadiens on Tuesday night.
In their statement, Kessel's family did not specify what he was being treated for and offered no update on his condition. They also asked for privacy on the matter.