Nordstrom (upper-body) will not travel to Toronto.
Nordstrom has been in the lineup for the last four games, averaging 13:54 TOI/gm on the Bruins fourth line but will come out of the lineup on Saturday. David Backes is expected to replace Nordstrom on the fourth line.
Krejci (upper-body) will not travel to Toronto.
Krejci will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury that he suffered against the Ducks. Luckily for the Bruins, the Maple Leafs are going to be without John Tavares as well. Krejci remains day-to-day.
Bergeron (lower-body) will travel to Toronto for Saturday's game.
Bergeron played 21:25 TOI in the Bruins shootout loss to the Lightning on Thursday, so he must have played through a lower-body issue. The Bruins No.1 centre will accompany the team to Toronto and anticipates playing against the Maple Leafs. He has had a terrific start to the season, scoring two goals with five assists (seven points) in seven games.
Halak will start Saturday in Toronto.
Halak stopped 30 of 32 shots in the Bruins win over the Ducks on Monday. Halak and Tuukka Rask continue to alternate starts, with Halak getting his fourth of the campaign tonight in Toronto. So far he is 2-1-0 with a 1.69 GAA and .951 SV% in three starts and was 2-1-0 with a 2.36 GAA and .932 SV% in three games vs. Toronto last year.
Rask will start Thursday vs. the Lightning.
Rask stopped all 31 of the shots that he faced in the Bruins shutout win over the Devils last Saturday. Rask and Jaroslav Halak continue to split time and both have been outstanding. Rask comes into Thursday’s game at 3-0-0 with a 1.33 GAA, .957 SV% and one shutout in three games. Tonight he faces the Lightning, who he was 1-3-0 with a 3.55 GAA and .860 SV% in four games against last season.
Kampfer will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Kampfer made his season debut against the Ducks on Monday but Connor Clifton will draw back in to replace him on third-pair. This will likely be a common theme for Kampfer this season.
Clifton will be back in the Bruins lineup on Thursday.
Clifton was a healthy scratch on Monday but will replace Steven Kampfer against the Lightning. Clifton has not registered a point while averaging 15:30 TOI/gm in five games this season.
Lindholm will be back in the Bruins lineup on Thursday.
Lindholm has been a healthy scratch for the last four games but will replace David Krejci (upper-body) in the lineup on Thursday. Lindholm will centre the third line with Danton Heinen and Karson Kuhlman on his wings.
Krejci (upper-body) will not play Thursday vs. the Lightning.
Krejci was hurt in Monday’s game against the Ducks and will miss Thursday’s game with an upper-body injury. Par Lindholm will draw into the lineup to replace Krejci and Charlie Coyle will move up to the second line. Krejci is day-to-day.
Krejci (upper-body) missed Wednesday’s practice but has not been ruled out of Thursday’s game.
Krejci left Monday’s game against the Ducks after playing just 4:43 TOI and did not return. He wasn’t on the ice for Wednesday’s session but head coach Bruce Cassidy believes there’s still a chance that he suits up vs. the Lightning. Charlie Coyle will move up to the second line if Krejci is unavailable.
Clifton will be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Clifton has no points while playing 15:30 ATOI in the first five games of the season and will be replaced by Steve Kampfer, who is making his season debut. “Cliffy’s played well, but a message that nothing is guaranteed,” is what head coach Bruce Cassidy had to say about scratching the rookie defenseman.
Kampfer will make his season debut on Monday.
Kampfer has been a healthy scratch for the first five games of the season but will replace Connor Clifton on the blueline for Monday afternoon’s tilt vs. the Ducks. Kampfer had three goals and three assists in 35 NHL games last year.
Halak will start Monday vs. the Ducks.
Halak allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Bruins loss in Colorado last Thursday. Halak has gone 1-1-0 with a 1.52 GAA and .957 SV% in his first two starts and the Bruins goalie rotation will continue today vs. the Ducks. Anaheim has started the season at 4-1-0 but are averaging just 2.20 goals per game, so don’t hesitate to start Halak on Monday.
Rask will start against the Devils on Saturday.
Rask allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Bruins win in Vegas on Tuesday. Rask has opened the season with back-to-back wins, stopping 59 of the 63 shots (.937 SV%) that he has faced. Jaroslav Halak has played well too, but the Bruins will come back to Rask vs. a Devils team that has stumbled out of the gate.
Ritchie is expected to be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Ritchie has one goal on three shots (33.3 SH%) while playing 10:42 ATOI in his first three games with the Bruins. Ritchie is expected to be replaced by Joakim Nordstrom on the fourth line.
Source: @NHLBruins 10/10/19, 2:24 pm EST
Nordstrom (foot) will make his season debut on Thursday.
Nordstrom has missed the first three games of the season but will replace Brett Ritchie in Colorado. Nordstrom has become a key member of the Bruins fourth line but had just 12 points (7G / 5A) in 70 games last season.
Source: @NHLBruins 10/10/19, 2:22 pm EST
Halak will start Thursday in Colorado.
Halak stopped all 35 shots that he faced in the Bruins shutout win in Arizona last Saturday. It was an outstanding start to the season for the veteran backup, who draws a tough matchup in Colorado tonight. Halak is 9-8-3 in his last 20 road starts dating back to last season and gave up seven goals on 61 shots (.885 SV%) in two starts vs. the Avalanche last season.
Source: @NHLBruins 10/10/19, 2:45 pm EST
Backes is expected to draw back into the Bruins lineup on Tuesday.
Backes sat as a healthy scratch in Arizona on Saturday but is expected to be back on the fourth line with Sean Kuraly and Chris Wagner. Backes had three shots in 10:45 TOI in his season debut.
Source: @NHLBruins 10/8/19, 9:44 am EST
Rask will start Tuesday in Vegas.
Rask stopped 28 of 29 shots in the Flames win in Dallas on opening night. Jaroslav Halak started Saturday in Arizona, but Rask will go tonight in Vegas. The veteran was 12-7-3 with a 2.65 GAA and 912 SV% on the road last year but draws a terrible matchup tonight. The Golden Knights dominated the Sharks in their first two games of the season, averaging 4.50 goals for/per game on the young season.
Source: @NHLBruins 10/8/19, 9:34 am EST
Halak leads the Bruins onto the ice for warmups.
Halak had a great start to the 2018-19 season but faded a little bit down the stretch. Still, he put together a 22-11-4 season while posting a 2.34 GAA and .922 SV% (both ranked inside the top-10). With the Bruins looking to limit Tuukka Rask’s workload, Halak could conceivably start 35-plus games again in 2019-20, making him one of the best backups to own in fantasy. He’s a solid spot-start in Arizona, who got off to a slow start on Thursday.