Halak will start Friday in Pittsburgh.
Halak allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Bruins win over the Maple Leafs last Saturday. With Tuukka Rask playing better, Halak has started fewer games as of late but is still playing well. The veteran netminder comes into Friday’s game ranked third in the NHL in SV% (.930) and fifth in GAA (2.30).
Rask will start Tuesday vs. the Coyotes.
Rask allowed one goal on 28 shots in the Bruins win in Ottawa on Sunday. In his last five starts, Rask has gone 3-2-0 with a 1.97 GAA and .932 SV%. The 31-year-old is playing very well and has a great matchup tonight with the Coyotes in town. Rask is 4-3-0 with a 2.31 GAA and .917 SV% on home-ice.
McAvoy (undisclosed) will play Sunday in Ottawa.
Source: @NHLBruins 12/9/18, 4:22 pm EST
Rask will start Sunday in Ottawa.
Source: @NHLBruins 12/9/18, 4:21 pm EST
Smith is expected to make his Bruins debut on Saturday.
Smith was claimed off of waivers on Friday and is expected to play vs. the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Smith is expected to replace Jake DeBrusk, who is sidelined with an undisclosed injury. The 24-year-old has three points (2G / 1A) in 14 games this season.
DeBrusk (undisclosed) is not expected to play this weekend.
DeBrusk missed Saturday’s morning skate and is not expected to play vs. the Maple Leafs on Saturday. With DeBrusk out, Gemel Smith is expected to make his Bruins debut and David Backes is expected to move to the second line.
Halak starts vs the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Halak allowed five goals on 44 shots in the Bruins loss in Florida on Tuesday. Halak has been inconsistent in his last five starts, losing three of five while allowing a combined 16 goals on 169 shots (.905 SV%). He is already 1-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .944 SV% in two starts against Toronto this season.
McAvoy (concussion) is on the ice for warmups; expected to return to the Bruins lineup.
The Bruins have sent Connor Clifton to Providence (AHL).
The Bruins have placed Kevan Miller (neck) on IR.
The Bruins have activated Charlie McAvoy (concussion) off of IR; could return to the lineup on Thursday.
Wagner will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Wagner has been in the lineup for the last eight games but will be replaced by Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson on Thursday.
Forsbacka-Karlsson will be back in the Bruins lineup on Thursday.
Forsbacka-Karlsson was recently recalled and will play his 10th NHL game of the season tonight. Forsbacka-Karlsson has two goals in his first nine games and four points (1G / 3A) in 10 AHL contests.
The Bruins have claimed Gemel Smith off of waivers from the Stars.
Smith, 24, was a fourth-round pick in 2012 and has recorded 20 points (11G / 9A) in 77 career NHL games with Dallas. Smith is a good skater who is a good two-way forward that will help solidify the Bruins bottom-6.
Rask will start Thursday against the Lightning.
Rask allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Bruins loss to the Red Wings last Saturday. The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for Rask, who makes his 14th appearance of the season tonight in Tampa Bay. Rask is 2-2-2 with a 2.92 GAA and .913 SV% in six starts on the road this season. He faces the Lightning for the first time this season but was solid against them last year—3-1-0 with a 2.00 GAA, .926 SV% and one shutout.
Halak will start Tuesday in Florida.
Halak allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Bruins loss in Toronto last Monday. Tuukka Rask started the last two games but they’ll come back to Halak tonight. The 33-year-old finished November at 4-3-0 with a 2.53 GAA and .928 SV%. Tonight he faces a Panthers team that has lost seven of their last 10 games (3-5-2).
Source: @NHLBruins 12/4/18, 12:57 pm EST
Halak was the first goalie off of the ice at the Bruins morning skate.
Smith will be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Smith played just 3:25 TOI in Vancouver on Saturday and will be replaced by Valeri Nichushkin on Monday.
The Bruins have assigned Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (AHL).
Source: Matt Porter 12/2/18, 1:32 pm EST
Carlo (shoulder) will return to the Bruins lineup on Saturday.
Carlo has missed the last nine games with a shoulder injury but will be back tonight against the Red Wings. Carlo has two assists while averaging 20:57 TOI/gm in 16 games this season.