WILMINGTON — One of the few Bruins players who doesn’t get any of the blame for the back-to-back losses in Montreal and Toronto took a skate this morning under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides on Friday at Ristuccia Arena.
In his first six NHL games, Bruins defenseman Joe Morrow hasn’t registered a point and he’s played to an even plus/minus rating.
But the rookie has averaged 17:37 of ice time and formed a formidable second defense pair with veteran Adam McQuaid at a time when the Bruins desperately needed stability after Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and Torey Krug went down with injuries.
The Bruins got their comeuppance in Toronto on Wednesday night, as the Maple Leafs rolled 6-1 to gain revenge for the 4-1 whooping Boston put on them earlier in the year.
There are more benefits to the Bruins splitting the goaltending assignments this week on the road against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, than there are reasons to play Tuukka Rask in both ends.
WILMINGTON – A $5,000 fine, a lecture from his coach and probably some management members, and national humiliation on a numerous media platforms were probably enough punishment for Bruins forward Milan Lucic after his lewd gestures in Montreal on Oct. 16.
WILMINGTON — According to Bruins coach Claude Julien center David Krejci will not make the upcoming road trip and will miss games against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
A 100 percent healthy but inexperienced Joe Morrow had already proved he was a better option for the Bruins’ lineup than Matt Bartkowski over the past four games before the New Jersey Devils arrived at TD Garden for a game Monday.
Bruins forward Reilly Smith was front and center during Boston’s 4-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden on Monday.
Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski has a chance to get back into the lineup Monday because fellow blueliner David Warsofsky is out with a groin strain.
According to Bruins coach Claude Julien, center David Krejci is out for the game against the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
Krejci hasn’t practiced since he played against the Edmonton Oilers last Thursday.
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug practiced with his teammates for the second time since he was injured Sunday.
But the most important things Krug did might’ve happened during some pre-practice power-play work.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron practiced Sunday at TD Garden, but fellow center David Krejci continued to miss time.
WILMINGTON — Bruins forward Milan Lucic overhears the conversation between a reporter and teammate Daniel Paille and interjects like only the boisterous Lucic can interrupt.
WILMINGTON — Bruins defenseman Torey Krug had been skating on his own or with other injured teammates since he had his left pinky broken by a Zach Parise slash against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 28.
WILMINGTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien said that defenseman David Warsofsky, who was one of three players to miss practice Friday, is going to be out “a while.”
“I don’t know how long,” Julien added.