Player News - Bruins

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David Krejci was activated from the IL on Thursday March 26.

Mar 27 - 2:13 AM

Tuukka Rask made 29 stops on a powerful Anaheim offense on Thursday night, but the Bruins fell 3-2 to the Ducks.

Rask has now lost five straight games and has allowed 13 goals in his past four. The 28-year-old is not the one to blame for the Bruins struggles lately though, as he holds a solid 29-19-12 record this season with a .921 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average.
Mar 27 - 1:23 AM

David Krejci's two assists were not enough to fuel Boston past Anaheim on Thursday night as the Bruins lost 3-2.

The 28-year-old broke a four-game pointless drought and raised his production output to 28 points in 39 games so far this season. An Ottawa loss means the Bruins are still tied with the Senators for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Mar 27 - 1:20 AM

Brian Ferlin and Daniel Paille will both be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Anaheim.

Brett Connolly (finger) is getting closer to a return but he isn't quite ready yet. Dougie Hamilton will also miss the game due to injury. Ferlin and Paille do not have any fantasy value going forward.
Mar 26 - 7:12 PM

Tuukka Rask will get the start in Thursday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Rask was pulled in his last start against Tampa Bay after he allowed four goals on just 12 shots. The 28-year-old has now lost four straight decisions (0-3-1) and he will face a tough Anaheim team tonight. He has a 29-19-11 record with a 2.33 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage.
Mar 26 - 7:06 PM

Coach Claude Julien called David Krejci "probable" to play Thursday.

He will take part in the pregame warmup and will be a game-time decision. He has been practicing on the wing alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand for the past few skates, so look for him to return to the fold in that role.
Mar 26 - 11:05 AM

David Krejci skated at right wing alongside Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron again on Wednesday.

He also took injured defenseman Dougie Hamilton's spot on the top power-play unit. It looks like he'll be back in the lineup from a partially torn MCL on Thursday night. We'll keep you posted as his return hasn't been confirmed yet.
Mar 26 - 10:11 AM

Brett Connolly was on the ice before practice on Tuesday with strength coach John Whitesides.

He took wrist shots and did some stickhandling, so his broken right index finger appears to be progressing. Connolly is hoping to return before the end of the regular season.
Mar 25 - 8:35 AM

David Krejci (knee) isn't sure if he'll be back on Thursday.

"It felt good today so we'll see," Krejci said after Tuesday's session. "No one likes to practice. Everyone likes to play games. I've been practicing enough. If I feel good enough and I can help the team, then I'll be back." He skated with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, with Daniel Paille also taking turns on the line.
Mar 25 - 8:32 AM

David Krejci (knee) remains day-to-day.

Krejci might be ready for Thursday's game. The Bruins could certainly use all the help they can get as they've slipped below Ottawa in the Wild Card race. He has seven goals and 26 points in 38 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 24 - 1:06 PM

Dougie Hamilton (undisclosed) is out indefinitely.

Hamilton has 10 goals and 42 points in 72 games this season. He sustained the injury during Saturday's game against Florida. The Bruins are in a tough spot after losing five straight games as the Senators have taken the second Wild Card seed ahead of them. Unfortunately, for the Bruins, it looks like they'll have to respond without the benefit of having one of their top defenseman on the ice.
Mar 24 - 12:46 PM

Boston has left plenty of points on the table this season because of shootouts.

The Bruins have a mark of 8-3 in overtime, but they have a 3-9 record in shootouts. "I'm not a big fan of earning extra points that way," said coach Claude Julien. "This is a team game, and when you let individuals decide it that way, I'm still old-school when it comes to that. I have a hard time with it. But it's an entertainment sport and the fans seem to enjoy it." Boston was overtaken by the surging Ottawa Senators on Monday night for the last Wild Card spot in the East.
Mar 24 - 8:13 AM

Daniel Paille was hit in the mouth by a puck on a pass by linemate Patrice Bergeron on Saturday.

"I tried to catch it. I don't know if I misread it or I got a late shove, but whatever it was, I missed it and it hit me right in the mouth," Paille said. "The result, basically, was that a few of my teeth were all over the place. I was sitting on the bench and something was blocking me from closing my mouth. My tooth was pushed up pretty good and it was bleeding excessively. We had to push (all the teeth) back in. (The trainers) used their hands." He went to the dressing room for stitches and X-rays. Paille was OK to play on Sunday and he scored his sixth goal of the season in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mar 23 - 10:48 AM

Reilly Smith earned an assist in his return to the lineup in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

He earned a helper on a power-play goal by Zdeno Chara after he was a healthy scratch on Saturday. The point was his first in his past seven appearances. Smith hasn't scored a goal in his last 13 matches.
Mar 23 - 10:43 AM

David Krejci (knee) could be in the lineup on Thursday against Anaheim if he feels he's ready to return.

"I think, right now, it's going to be up to his decision, when he feels ready to play," coach Claude Julien said. Krejci missed his 15th consecutive game on Sunday with a partially torn MCL.
Mar 23 - 10:38 AM

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