Player News - Bruins

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Tuukka Rask (migraine) didn't take part in Monday's practice.

He underwent some tests after a migraine issue took him out of Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. The Bruins had an emergency goalie and Zane McIntyre as the netminders during Monday's session. He still could be available for Tuesday night's game, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 23 - 1:17 PM

David Backes skated at right wing on Sunday, but he was on the third line.

He played against Pittsburgh alongside Riley Nash and Ryan Spooner. "Backs, to me, has been a stronger player on the wing," said coach Claude Julien before the game. "We did get him here to help us at center. He can. He did a good job of it at the beginning of the year when Bergeron was out." Backes has played up and down Boston's top three lines this season, while seeing time on the wing and at center.
Jan 23 - 9:48 AM

It sounds like Tuukka Rask (migraine) will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

He had to leave Sunday's game versus Pittsburgh after experiencing a migraine, but he was feeling better later in the contest. "It starts with seeing lights a little bit," said Rask. "Then it got bad really quickly. Same thing. It lasted half an hour. I got my vision back with a couple minutes played in the third period. But 3-1, 4-1 quickly, so ...." He went through a similar issues back on March 28, 2015 when he pulled himself from a game, but he was back in net a night later.
Jan 23 - 9:42 AM

Tuukka Rask confirmed it was a migraine attack that knocked him out of Sunday's game with the Penguins.

It's the second time since March of 2015 that he has suffered a migraine like this. Hopefully it's not a sign of things to come. He is considered day-to-day.
Jan 22 - 7:07 PM

Matt Beleskey picked up an assist in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.

He also registered seven penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 18:24 of ice time. Beleskey now has just six points in 26 appearances this season.
Jan 22 - 6:35 PM

David Krejci scored the only goal for Boston on Sunday in 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

It was Krejci's 11th tally of the season, giving him 30 points through 50 games.
Jan 22 - 6:33 PM

David Pastrnak picked up a helper in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.

Pastrnak has now somehow gone 17 games without a goal, leaving him stuck on 19 for the season. However he picked up his 15th assist in the effort today, giving him 35 points in 44 games thus far.
Jan 22 - 6:32 PM

Zane McIntyre entered Sunday's game in relief of Tuukka Rask on Sunday against the Penguins.

Rask had to leave because he wasn't feeling well. Already down 2-0, McIntyre made just 11 of 14 stops in the effort as the Bruins fell 5-1. Rask took the loss.
Jan 22 - 6:31 PM

Tuukka Rask left midway through Sunday's match against the Penguins because he wasn't feeling well.

The all-world netminder had stopped 20 of 22 shots and was losing 2-0 at the time of his departure. He was replaced by Zane McIntyre. Rask is considered day-to-day, for now.
Jan 22 - 5:38 PM

The game between the Bruins and Penguins has been delayed with 6:26 to go in the first period due to ice problems in the Penguins' end.

And so the ice crews have gotten to work right away fixing the ice. The time will be made up in the second period as they head into the next frame scoreless.
Jan 22 - 3:45 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Tuukka Rask will indeed get the nod against the Penguins on Sunday.

Rask sports a very fine 22-11-4 record with a 2.08 GAA and .920 save percentage so far this season. He's 8-5-2 with a 2.20 GAA and a .930 SV% in his career against Pittsburgh.
Jan 22 - 2:36 PM

Jimmy Hayes will be scratched against the Penguins on Sunday.

Hayes has posted just three points along with 24 PIMs and 50 hits through 36 games played this season.
Source: Wes Crosby
Jan 22 - 1:40 PM

Kevan Miller will not play Sunday against Pittsbrugh.

He is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Consider Miller day-to-day.
Jan 22 - 9:35 AM

Tuukka Rask will likely get the start against the Penguins Sunday afternoon.

Bruin coach Claude Julien is under fire and we would be shocked if he did not go with his best against a strong Pittsburgh club. Rask is coming off a tough 1-0 loss to Chicago in which he stopped 21 shots. For the season, Rask sports a very fine 22-11-4 record with a 2.08 GAA and .920 SP.
Jan 22 - 9:33 AM

Boston sent Anton Blidh to AHL Providence on Saturday.

The 21-year-old has had an interesting season thus far. Through 19 games with Boston he has a pair of points, and he scored six goals and 10 points in 21 games down on the farm.
Jan 21 - 6:15 PM


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