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Boston Bruins Injury Update: Senyshyn Out, Marchand Questionable

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Boston Bruins F's David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand

BRIGHTON, Mass – The Boston Bruins won convincingly in a shutout win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night, but they may have paid a price for the two points.

Both Zach Senyshyn and Brad Marchand were missing from Friday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena and B’s head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed afterward that both absences were injury-related from Thursday’s win. Marchand wasn’t able to practice on Friday and the Bruins are hoping he’ll feel good enough to play in Saturday afternoon’s rematch matinee against the Rangers at TD Garden. Senyshyn is “going to miss some time” with an upper body injury suffered in the victory just as he was getting a chance to establish himself.

“It was a little bit of maintenance because he got banged up last night. Last time Tuukka left the game against Jersey and we didn’t think it was much and he hasn’t been back since, so I don’t want to speculate much,” said Cassidy. “I know Brad hates missing games, so we’ll see how he is in the morning. But he wasn’t able to practice today, so hopefully he can go tomorrow. [With Senyshyn] it’s an upper body and he’s going to miss some time.”

That’s a tough break for Senyshyn after he looked good in his first game skating with a new-look fourth line on Thursday night vs. the Rangers.

Tuukka Rask was able unable to practice on Friday with Jaroslav Halak confirmed for Saturday’s start against the Rangers. Rask has missed the last two games due to an injury suffered at the end of last weekend’s loss to the New Jersey Devils, and it’s anticipated either Dan Vladar or Jeremy Swayman could start one of the back-to-back road games next week vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins if Rask isn’t able to practice this weekend.

Aside from Senyshyn and Marchand, Craig Smith, Nick Ritchie and Jakub Zboril also missed time during Thursday night’s game with physical issues but felt good enough to practice on Friday with the rest of the group.

Here are the Boston Bruins forward lines and D-pairings from Friday’s practice with Marchand, Senyshyn and Rask all missing from the fold:

Ritchie-Bergeron-Pastrnak

DeBrusk-Krejci-Coyle

Bjork-Studnicka-Smith

Frederic-Kuraly-Wagner

Grzelcyk-McAvoy

Vaakanainen-Clifton

Tinordi-Zboril

Kampfer

Halak

Vladar

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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BobbyandCam

Jaysus! First game of the year for Seneshyn ‘…out some time’ with an upper body injury. Welcome to the NHL. Looked good, so that is just unreal bad news for the kid. Marchy out is doom for this team. IMO he is the MVP. That is a loss they simply can’t afford. Get better nose faced killah! Can’t do without you.

Rick W Murray

Zack isn’t even that much of Ahler, no big loss! Although I feel for the guy it seems he always injuried with the greyhounds as well with providence. If March is out so are the bruins. Once again Sweeney’s so quiet in the
td executive suite you can hear a pin drop! Sweeney never does anything hopefully this is his and the stoic needles last year here

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins forwards Zach Senyshyn and Brad Marchand missed practice yesterday due to injuries. They are hopeful that Marchand is able to play this afternoon. Senyshyn will miss some time with an upper-body injury. […]

Rick W Murray

It’s one and done for the bs they just got humiliated by the rangers today! You cannot use injuries as an excuse when the bruins first met NJ this season the devils had half their team out they still beat Boston. Time to shake some people loose from their comfort zone unless Krecji signs for considerably less than 7 mill get rid of him one goal all year. They really need to shake this club up sitting out Debusk ain’t gonna do it. I guess if there’s any good news from this it’s put Sweeney further to the edge of… Read more »

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