The Boston Bruins will face the buzzsaw that is the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow night in Pennsylvania without two key pieces. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed to the media that Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo will both be unavailable for the tilt. Carlo will be missing his second game in a row. Neither was part of the main group at practice on Monday.
Carlo was injured on Thursday night when the Bruins took a 2-1 overtime decision from the Florida Panthers. He took an elbow from Florida’s Evgenii Dadonov in the head and did not return to the game. His injury is described as being an “upper-body” injury, per the club.
Evgenii Dadonov elbows Brandon Carlo in the face. Carlo heads down the tunnel. pic.twitter.com/4TswihEyDf
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Krug, per Cassidy, is also dealing with an upper-body injury. He played 22:18 over 24 shifts in Saturday’s loss to the Lightning, finishing the night with a single assist and a -4 rating. Krug has 49 points (9 g, 40 a) in 61 games played this season for the Bruins.
Carlo did skate on Monday morning at Warrior Ice Arena, and Cassidy did mention that he is a possibility to play Friday night when the Bruins visit the Buffalo Sabres. Carlo was replaced by John Moore on Saturday. Moore will stay in the lineup for tomorrow’s tilt in Philadelphia.
Replacing Krug in the lineup will be Connor Clifton. Clifton was activated from the injured reserve over the weekend and will be playing in his first game since December 29th. Clifton and Moore are expected to form the club’s third pairing on Tuesday night.