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Matthew Grzelcyk | Defenseman | #48

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 174
College: Boston University
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (85) / BOS
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The Boston Bruins have signed Matt Grzelcyk to a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension.
The 24-year-old had three goals and 12 assists in 61 games in his first extended look in the NHL. He added one assist and a minus-2 rating in 11 postseason contests. Grzelcyk didn't look out of place with the Bruins this year and they rewarded him with a nice bump in pay. Expect him to be a regular on the blue line next season, but that doesn't mean he'll have any fantasy value. Jun 15 - 7:43 PM

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Matthew Grzelcyk needs a new contract this off-season.

Grzelcyk will become a restricted free agent in July and he can file for arbitration. Boston GM Don Sweeney hopes to avoid going to salary arbitration. He posted 15 points and a plus-21 rating in 61 games with Boston during the 2017-18 campaign.
Jun 3 - 10:08 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk is slated to play alongside Kevan Miller in Game 5 against Tampa Bay.

Boston has to make adjustments on the back end with Torey Krug sidelined due to an ankle injury, so Nick Holden is expected to be paired with Adam McQuaid in the contest.
May 6 - 12:42 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk recorded his first career playoff point on Saturday.

Grzelcyk registered an assist in what was his fourth career postseason game. He also had two shots on goal and two penalty minutes in 16:25 minutes of ice time. During the regular season, he had three goals and 15 points in 61 contests.
Apr 22 - 10:00 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk was back in the lineup from an lower-body injury on Thursday night.

Grzelcyk sat out Game 3 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto due to the injury. His return to the fold sent Nick Holden back to the press box. Grzelcyk had one hit and one block in 15:16 of ice time.
Apr 20 - 9:21 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk (lower body) will likely be "good to go" for Game 4 Thursday night, per Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy.

Grzelcyk was able to take part in Thursday's practice. He didn't play on Monday because of the injury.
Apr 19 - 3:27 PM

There's a good chance that Matthew Grzelcyk (lower body) will play in Game 4.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy expressed optimism about Grzelcyk's availability for Thursday's contest. He missed Monday's game due to the injury.
Apr 18 - 2:40 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk (lower body) is expected to skate Wednesday.

Coach Bruce Cassidy said that Grzelcyk could be back in the lineup Thursday in Game 4 if he's ready. He was not able to play Monday night because of a lower-body injury.
Apr 17 - 12:30 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk (lower body) is doubtful to play in Game 3 on Monday night at Toronto.

Grzelcyk did not take part in the morning skate and appears to be unlikely to play. If he can't suit up then Nick Holden will take his place in the lineup.
Apr 16 - 12:14 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk will draw back in for the Bruins on Sunday.

Grzelcyk was a healthy scratch Saturday. He will take Nick Holden's spot on the back end on a pairing with Adam McQuaid.
Apr 8 - 1:01 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Grzelcyk is just getting a night off before the start of the playoffs. The 24-year-old has emerged as a regular for the Bruins. He has three goals and 15 points in 60 games this season.
Apr 7 - 6:52 PM

Matt Grzelcyk will play in Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Grzelcyk was a game-time decision because of an upper-body injury, but he was skating on a pairing with Kevan Miller. He has three goals, 14 points and a plus-22 rating in 55 games this season.
Mar 29 - 6:45 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk (upper body) is a game-time decision on Thursday.

Grzelcyk was hurt during Tuesday's contest. He has three goals and 14 points in 55 contests in 2017-18.
Mar 29 - 1:47 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game against Winnipeg.

Grzelcyk was hit from behind by Jets defender Josh Morrissey at the end of the second period. Morrissey got a five-minute major for boarding on the play and Grzelcyk was not able to return to the contest. He will be re-examined when the team gets back to Boston on Wednesday.
Mar 28 - 9:09 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's comeback win over Carolina.

Grzelcyk started Boston's third-period rally with his third goal of the season at the 10:04 mark of the third period. He cut the Hurricanes lead to 4-2 and his teammates piled on the goals for a thrilling 6-4 victory. Grzelcyk's assist came on a power-play marker by David Pastrnak, which gave the Bruins a 5-4 lead. Grzelcyk received a bigger role on the back end Tuesday after Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug were injured and he took advantage.
Mar 14 - 10:05 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Riley Nash
4Jordan Szwarz
5Tommy Wingels
6Sean Kuraly
7Colby Cave
8Ryan Donato
LW1Brad Marchand
2Rick Nash
3Jake DeBrusk
4Tim Schaller
RW1David Pastrnak
2Danton Heinen
3David Backes
4Brian Gionta
5Noel Acciari
6Anders Bjork
D1Torey Krug
2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Nick Holden
7Matthew Grzelcyk
8Tommy Cross
9Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Zane McIntyre