Bruins walking wounded into MSG Sunday

Rask/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — The Bruins will face the New York Rangers Sunday at Madison Square Garden as a shorthanded club.

Not only did the Bruins lose a game today to the New York Islanders, they also lost a couple players who they can now add to their lengthening list of injured performers.

Boston lost goaltender Tuukka Rask to a lower-body injury in the second period of their 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders today at the TD Garden. Head coach Claude Julien said Rask would not join the team on its upcoming road trip to New York and Toronto.

Forward Daniel Paille suffered an injury in the third period. While there was no update available on the speedy winger, the fact that the Bruins recalled Lane MacDermid from Providence (AHL) tells you Paille’s status is in doubt. Julien also said he didn’t think Andrew Ference, who missed the Isles game with a lower-body injury, would make the road trip.

To fill in for Rask, the Bruins summoned Michael Hutchinson from the P-Bruins. Boston had already been playing without Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley for an extended period of time. Johnny Boychuk made a successful return from a concussion against the Isles, but now Boston will have to face the top team in the Eastern Conference without some of its key parts.

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