The Boston Bruins arrived in the Toronto bubble on Sunday afternoon in advance of Phase 4 of the NHL’s ‘Return to Play’ plan. On Thursday night, they’ll play an exhibition game against the Columbus Blue Jackets prior to their August 2nd opener against the Philadelphia Flyers. Although they are just three days out from live games, questions still remain for the Bruins.
David Pastrnak, Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie were all on the team’s Phase 4 roster on Sunday. Pastrnak, according to coach Bruce Cassidy, flew with the team on Sunday and will practice today. Kase, however, did not and will join the team at a later date. Ritchie did fly to Toronto, but is still dealing with injury and won’t take the ice Monday.
PASTRNAK, KASE IN FLUX
It’s no secret that David Pastrnak is the most dynamic offensive weapon the Bruins have. He won a share of the Rocket Richard Trophy this past season, and was among the NHL’s top point producers. Pastrnak only got into one practice in Boston, however, and will be playing catch up in Toronto.