If the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to slow down the hottest forward line in the NHL, it doesn’t appear they’re going to get any help from the injury bug.
David Krejci is supposed to be the Bruins’ No. 1 center.
He’s talked about serving in that role from around the time it looked like Marc Savard might never be the same right through present day. And for long stretches of the last several years, Krejci has been that player.
Center David Krejci famously led the entire NHL in playoff scoring during the 2011 run to the Stanley Cup championship.
But the way things started that postseason, Krejci was nearly a goat instead of a hero in those playoffs.
The Bruins had a full squad on the ice for practice Tuesday at TD Garden.
The group included Jaromir Jagr and Nathan Horton, who both had been away from the team for a little while.
The Bruins lost a game to Pittsburgh 3-2 Saturday, and lost Nathan Horton to an avoidable injury in the first period at TD Garden.
The forward was injured during a fight with Penguins winger Jarome Iginla and did not return to the game.
You don’t have to live within the Bay State to cook up some ridiculous ideas for Bruins trade rumors as the April 3 trade deadline approaches in the NHL.
As far as Edmonton, people are throwing crazy ideas at the wall for general manager Peter Chiarelli to either consider or laugh about.
The Bruins pounded Washington on the scoreboard, 4-1, Saturday, and they punched them with their fists at TD Garden.
Nathan Horton recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick, including his first fighting major of the season (and since last winter’s concussion) and the Boston top line combined for nine points in the win.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli revealed today that forward Nathan Horton has been cleared for contact.
Horton missed most of the second half of last season with a concussion after a hit from Philadelphia’s Tom Sestito Jan. 22.
Maybe looking back at Nathan Horton’s 2011-12 season is a meaningless exercise.
After all, the only thing that matters when it comes to Horton and the Bruins is the future – and whether the star forward has one on the ice.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins confirmed two things today at Ristuccia Arena that most expected even before the team took the ice for practice.
First, general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed that forward Nathan Horton will not return during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Horton has been out with a concussion since Jan. 22.
The Bruins players had today off and the coaching staff is probably holed up somewhere dissecting video of Alexander Ovechkin, Mike Green and even Dennis Wideman.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, however, took some time out of his Easter Sunday to chat with the media on a conference call. During the call he was asked about the potential for a Nathan Horton return to the lineup.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Prior to today’s practice at Ristuccia Arena, Bruins forward Nathan Horton skated with Bruins strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides.
Goaltender Tuukka Rask was also on the ice.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Only a handful of Bruins took the Ristuccia Arena ice this morning for an optional practice.
Both goaltenders Tim Thomas and Marty Turco were joined by Gregory Campbell, Joe Corvo, Mike Mottau and Rich Peverley.
Peverley, who’s been out of the lineup since mid-February with a knee injury, will join the team on the upcoming road trip to California and could play in a game before the three-game jaunt is through, according to head coach Claude Julien.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien said after practice today at the TD Garden that forward Nathan Horton suffered post-concussion-like symptoms after attempting to skate and has since ceased skating.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins head coach Claude Julien isn’t itchy to pull the trigger on line changes in the aftermath of his team’s recent 4-4-1 stretch of mediocrity.
Julien instead is emphasizing the need for all 18 skaters and both goaltenders to be better as Boston’s schedule continues to get tougher with a back-to-back this weekend against Pittsburgh and Washington. The Sidney Crosby-less, Jordan Staal-less Penguins visit the TD Garden Saturday afternoon.