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Bruins Practice Report: Wagner And Grzelcyk (Non-Contact) Skate With Team



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The Boston Bruins had two surprise participants at their off-day practice at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis Saturday as injured defenseman Matt Grzelcyk and injured forward Chris Wagner both skated with the team. Grzelcyk practiced in a red non-contact jersey and has not been given the green light to play according to head coach Bruce Cassidy.

“Hasn’t been medically cleared and he’s still in the red,” Cassidy said of the concussed Grzelcyk. Grzelcyk had looked on track to play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final after skating with the team at the game-day skate Thursday, but didn’t pass the concussion protocol test and was ruled out prior to his team’s 2-1 loss. Grzelcyk suffered a concussion in Game 2.

Could Wagner — who has been out since breaking his wrist blocking a shot in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final — jump in for a do-or-die game Game 6 Sunday night?

“Tomorrow doubtful, I’ll put it there,” Cassidy said. “I guess I could wake up in the morning and they could tell me he’s got a chance, but I have not got that news yet, so I doubt he’ll play. Game 7, could potentially be – with the three extra days – could be a possibility, but I doubt he’ll play [Sunday].”

Here’s what the Bruins lineup looked like at practice on Saturday.

Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak

DeBrusk – Krejci – Backes/Kuhlman

Johansson – Coyle – Heinen

Nordstrom – Kuraly – Acciari

Chara – McAvoy

Krug – Carlo

Moore – Clifton

Grzelcyk – Kampfer



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