As always seems to be the case, there was an assortment of injury news after the Boston Bruins practice on Saturday.
First the bad news:
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (lower body) will miss his fourth straight game tomorrow night when the Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens for the first time this season in a rare Sunday evening home game.
The up in the air news:
Brad Marchand is questionable for tomorrow’s tilt with the Habs thanks to the flu. According to head coach Bruce Cassidy, Marchand showed up Friday morning suffering from flu-like symptoms and still played. Unfortunately, the symptoms worsened overnight and Marchand didn’t practice. The plan is to see how Marchand feels Sunday morning.
The good news:
Forward David Backes (concussion) and defenseman John Moore (shoulder) have been cleared to play and Backes could suit up for game action as soon as tomorrow night against the Canadiens.
Tuukka Rask will get the nod between the pipes Sunday night.
Here’s what the lineup looked like at practice Saturday:
Jake DeBrusk – David Krejci – David Pastrnak
Anders Bjork – Charlie Coyle- Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom – Par Lindholm – Chris Wagner
Brendan Gaunce – Jack Studnicka – Sean Kuraly – David Backes
Zdeno Chara – Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug – Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk – Connor Clifton
John Moore-Steven Kampfer
Tuukka Rask/Jaro Halak