Player News - Bruins

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Patrice Bergeron (upper body) is taking part in Boston's morning skate Saturday.

Bergeron missed Game 4 because of an upper-body injury, but it looks like he has a legitimate chance to play in Game 5. He's skating on the top line with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak during line rushes. We'll keep you up to date on his status.
Apr 21 - 10:43 AM

Patrice Bergeron (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Game 5 against Toronto on Saturday night.

Bergeron missed Game 4 with an upper-body injury, but the Bruins still managed to come away with a win. He skated on Friday while his teammates didn't hit the ice. They could afford to be a little more cautious with him because they have a 3-1 lead in the series. Things can change in a hurry though, so they probably won't want to be too cautious. Bergeron has five assists in three games this postseason.
Apr 21 - 9:37 AM

Riley Nash has done a remarkable job filling in for Patrice Bergeron throughout the season.

Nash also had to fill in for Bergeron in Game 4 against Toronto on Thursday night. Despite Bergeron being one of their best players, the Bruins have a 13-5-2 record when he's out of the lineup. A lot of that has to do with Nash's ability to step up. "He’s been a real good player for us. I don’t know if I’d call him an unknown, but he’s a guy that’s really elevated his game this season as it’s went along," Bruce Cassidy said of Nash. "Some of that has been opportunity. When Bergeron goes out, he has a chance to play with Marchand and Pastrnak. You saw it. He’s done a really good job when we’ve put him in there. He’s had a little bit more of an opportunity to have an offensive role."
Apr 21 - 9:33 AM

Coach Bruce Cassidy hopes to have Patrice Bergeron (upper body) back for Game 5 on Saturday.

Bergeron did not play Thursday night because of a nagging upper-body injury. Cassidy said the issue is something the Bruins center has been dealing with for a bit.
Apr 20 - 10:18 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

Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the playoffs on Thursday night.

DeBrusk scored an insurance marker for the Bruins in the third period of Game 4. He gave Boston a 3-1 lead in the game and helped give his team a 3-1 lead in the series. DeBrusk has three points in three postseason outings.
Apr 20 - 9:17 AM

Torey Krug found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Krug's innocent-looking wrist shot beat Frederik Andersen just 28 seconds into the game. The Leafs ended up tying it up just over seven minutes later, but Brad Marchand added the game-winner in the middle frame. Krug finished the night with an even rating, two shots on goal and four blocked shots in 18:21 of ice time. The 27-year-old now has one goal and five assists in four games during this series. The Bruins now have a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. Game 5 will be played in Boston on Saturday night.
Apr 19 - 11:39 PM

David Pastrnak registered a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Pastrnak helped set up Torey Krug's first-period goal just 28 seconds into the game. He also picked up the primary assist on Brad Marchand's game-winning goal in the middle frame. Pastrnak finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and two hits in 18:49 of ice time. The 21-year-old has been outstanding in the playoffs so far. He's up to four goals and 11 points in four games this postseason. The Bruins have a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. Game 5 will be played in Boston on Saturday night.
Apr 19 - 11:35 PM

Tuukka Rask turned aside 30 of 31 shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bruins opened the scoring 28 seconds into the game thanks to a goal from Torey Krug, but Tomas Plekanec levelled the score a little over seven minutes later. Boston managed to jump ahead in the second frame when Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal. Rask now has a 3-1 record with a 2.27 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage this postseason. The Bruins are one win away from moving on to the second round. Game 5 will be played in Boston on Saturday night.
Apr 19 - 10:52 PM

Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bruins' top line still managed to damage even though Patrice Bergeron (upper body) didn't play. Marchand gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead at the 16:55 mark of the second frame, and they never looked back. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 20:25 of ice time. The 29-year-old has been a machine in this series, as he's picked up two goals and five assists in four games. The Bruins now have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 will be played in Boston on Saturday night.
Apr 19 - 10:34 PM

Tommy Wingels will suit up in Game 4 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Wingels played in Game 1, but missed Game 2 after following a hit from behind by Nazem Kadri. The Bruins forward was healthy enough to play in Game 3, but the Bruins decided to make him a healthy scratch. He's getting back in the lineup because Patrice Bergeron (upper body) is unavailable on Thursday. Wingels will skate on the fourth line, so he won't have any fantasy appeal.
Apr 19 - 6:57 PM

Ryan Donato will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against Toronto on Thursday.

Even with the injury to Patrice Bergeron, Donato couldn't get back into the lineup. The 22-year-old has played in just one of the the three playoff games so far and he failed to pick up a point in that contest. Brian Gionta and Nick Holden will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 19 - 6:55 PM

Riley Nash will center Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak in Game 4 against Toronto on Thursday night.

Nash is getting bumped to the top line because Patrice Bergeron (upper body) is unable to suit up tonight. The 28-year-old made his 2018 postseason debut in Game 3 after missed the first two games of the series because of an injury of his own. Nash had no points in that game. This news makes him an intriguing option in daily fantasy leagues.
Apr 19 - 6:53 PM

Patrice Bergeron will not suit up in Game 4 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

This is a surprising development. Bergeron is the center of Boston's top line, which is arguably the best trio in the NHL with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. Not having the 32-year-old is the lineup is huge for the Bruins, who lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Based on the line rushes during the pre-game warmup, Riley Nash will take his spot on the first line. Bergeron has no goals, five assists and a plus-4 rating this postseason.
Apr 19 - 6:44 PM

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes for Game 4 against Toronto on Thursday.

Rask is coming off a 26-save performance in a 4-2 loss to the Leafs in Game 3. He has a 2-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 19 - 6:10 PM


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