Hamilton is skating with the Bruins for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury.
Hamilton has been out since December 8 and missed the last nine games. The Bruins are depleted on the blueline right now, so it is a good-sign to have Hamilton return to practice. He was expected to miss 2-4 weeks and it has almost been three, so he is likely to return to the lineup sometime in the next week.
Source: @NHLBruins 12/30/13, 5:45 am EST
Hamilton will be out two-to-four weeks with a lower-body injury.
The Bruins defenseman continue to drop like flies as now they are down to just five healthy defensemen. Hamilton play just 5:58 before leaving Sunday's game vs. the Maple Leafs. The Bruins are unsure if Johnny Boychuk will be available tonight. Unless someone is recalled soon, the Bruins will play with five D-men if Boychuk can't go.
Hamilton (lower-body) is being sent back to Boston to be re-evaluated after being injured in Sunday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien thinks that Hamilton will miss at least a week, "we'll see what the outcome is there but, right now, it doesn't seem like he's going to be playing with us probably this coming week. It doesn't look good as far as - the diagnosis on him was he's probably done for at least a week." The Bruins are hopeful that Johnny Boychuk will be available tomorrow at Calgary, if he is not then they will need to make a roster move.
Hamilton has left Sunday's game with an apparent lower-body injury and will not return.
Hamilton appeared to be injured following a collision with Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarson. The injuries continue to pile up for the Bruins who are already without defensemen Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuk and lost forwards Loui Eriksson and Chris Kelly last night. It has been a rough weekend for the Bruins in terms of health.
Source: @NHLBruins 12/8/13, 3:09 pm EST
Dougie Hamilton out; Matt Bartowski in.
The Bruins blueline is loaded with depth, this is likely just a move to get Bartowski some playing time. Hamilton has no points through three games.
With Seidenberg, Ference, and Redden out; Dougie Hamilton will play in Game 1.
Hamilton appeared in three games in the first round. He posted no points and averaged 15:09 time-on-ice in three games.
Hamilton with Redden.
With Andrew Ference getting suspended in Game 1, Hamilton will enter the lineup in Game 2. Hamilton had five goals and 11 assists in 42 games in his rookie season.
Source: Matt Kalman 05/3/13, 7:29 am EST
It doesn't look like Dougie Hamilton will play for the #bruins tonight. He's not on the ice for the morning skate.
Claude Julien usually does not like to use rookies in the playoffs so this is no surprise. Tyler Seguin only appeared in 13 of the Bruins 25 games in their 2010-11 Stanley Cup run.
McQuaid in, Hamilton out.
Dougie isn't quite ready for prime-time fantasy but if you have him keep him on the bench.
Dougie Hamilton looks to be a healthy scratch for the Bruins against the Pens on Saturday.
Hamilton and Lucic did not take pregame warmups.
Julien said he'll be rotating defenseman in and out of lineup. Tonight Hamilton is in and Ference is out.
Dougie draws back into the lineup
Dougie Hamilton will get another rest tonight.
Those counting on the rookie to man the Bruins' powerplay will have to wait until Monday's game as the Bruins prep for a playoff push.
Per warmups, Hamilton out, McQuaid in
We knew McQuaid was going to play but not who was going to come out. Dougie Hamilton will watch tonight from the press box. He has four goals and 11 assists in 39 games.
Looks like Chara-Hamilton. #Bruins
With Seidenberg missing todays game it looks like rookie Dougie Hamilton will get a chance to play with Chara. This is a great opportunity for the young defenseman if he sees top pair minutes with big Z.
Source: DJ Bean 01/21/13, 7:48 am EST
Second PP Unit: Dennis Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Chris Bourque, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand
Hamilton has good offensive instincts and if he can score on the Power Play it would make him worth a fantasy roster spot.
Source: DJ Bean 01/14/13, 5:45 am EST
Bruins sign Dougie Hamilton to entry-level contract. Lighting it up in OHL. Chiarelli will be guest on pre-game show tonight. #NESN 630pm
Hamilton won't play a minute in the NHL this season but is definitely a name to remember moving forward.