Halak will start Saturday vs. the Avalanche.
Halak stopped all 24 shots that he faced in the Bruins' shutout win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Halak has been superb in his last three starts, going 3-0-0 while stopping 86 of 89 shots (.966 SV%). A suddenly healthy Avalanche team represent a tough matchup for Halak, but the Bruins have been terrific on home-ice, with Halak going 4-0-2 with a 1.95 GAA, .940 SV% and one shutout at the TD Garden.
Source: Eric Russo 12/7/19, 12:43 pm EST
Ritchie (infection) will be back in the Bruins lineup on Saturday.
Ritchie has missed the last six games and has played just twice since November 5th. Ritchie will draw back onto the Bruins' fourth line vs. the Avalanche. And comes in with four points (2G / 2A) in 15 games.
Bergeron (lower-body) will not play on Thursday; expected to practice on Friday.
Everything remains pretty quiet on the Bergeron injury front, but head coach Bruce Cassidy is hopeful he'll be back at practice on Friday. If that's the case, it would open the door for a possible return to the lineup Saturday vs. the Avalanche.
Clifton will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Clifton was in the lineup for the last three games but will take a seat with John Moore (shoulder) set to make his season debut.
Moore will make his season debut on Thursday.
Moore missed the first 28 games of the season but is set to make his season debut after a one-game conditioning stint with Providence (AHL). Moore will replace Connor Clifton in the lineup but does not bring very much offensive upside to the Bruins' third-pair.
Rask will start Thursday vs. the Blackhawks.
Halak will start Tuesday vs. the Hurricanes.
Halak allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Bruins win over the Rangers last Friday. Halak has won each of his last two starts while stopping 62 of 65 shots (.954 SV%) and finished November at 3-0-2 with a 2.12 GAA and .940 SV%. The Bruins rarely lose so it's hard to bench Halak, but the Hurricanes come in having won five of their last six road games while scoring 3.33 goals per game.
Source: @NHLBruins 12/3/19, 1:28 pm EST
The Bruins have recalled John Moore from his conditioning loan with Providence (AHL).
Moore had an assist in his season debut with Providence and apparently that's all the Bruins needed to see to bring him back to the NHL. His season debut could come Tuesday vs. the Hurricanes.
The Bruins haver reassigned Brendan Gaunce to Providence (AHL).
Gaunce appeared in one game during his call-up and picked up one assist in 9:10 TOI. He returns to the AHL to make room for John Moore to come back from his conditioning stint.
The Bruins have assigned John Moore (shoulder) to Providence (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
Moore has not played yet this season but was recently medically cleared for contact, so he heads to the AHL to get back up to game-speed before making his season debut with Boston. Moore had 13 points (4G / 9A) in 61 games a season ago.
The Bruins have sent Jack Studnicka to Providence (AHL).
Studnicka has a solid showing during his first NHL call-up, picking up one assist in two games while playing 12:08 ATOI and carrying a 51.4 CorsiFor%. He heads back to the AHL, where he has 18 points (9G / 9A) in 21 games.
Backes (upper-body) will return to the Bruins lineup on Sunday.
Backes has missed the last 13 games with an upper-body injury but will play Sunday vs. the Canadiens. Backes, who will skate with Sean Kuraly and Anders Bjork, has just one assist in eight games this season.
Source: Conor Ryan 12/1/19, 11:37 am EST
Marchand (flu-like symptoms) will play on Sunday.
Marchand missed Saturday's practice with flu-like symptoms but will play Sunday vs. the Canadiens. This is obviously huge news for the Bruins, who are already without Patrice Bergeron on their top-line. Marchand comes into the game with 18 goals and 25 assists (43 points) in 26 games and has three points (1G / 2A) in two games vs. Montreal this year.
Source: Conor Ryan 12/1/19, 11:37 am EST
Rask will start Sunday vs. the Canadiens.
Rask stopped 33 of 34 shots in the Burins win in Ottawa on Wednesday. With Jaroslav Halak facing the Rangers on Friday, Rask will take on the Canadiens for the second time this season. He has historically struggled with Montreal and allowed five goals on 31 shots in a 5-4 loss in their first meeting. This time around, the Habs come in on the tail-end of a back-to-back and are winless in their last seven.
Gaunce will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Gaunce had one assist in 9:10 TOI in his Bruins debut on Wednesday but will be replaced by Jack Studnicka in the lineup on Friday.
Studnicka will be back in the Bruins lineup on Friday.
Studnicka was a healthy scratch on Wednesday but will play in his second career NHL game on Friday afternoon. Studnicka had one assist, one shot and two PIMS in 14:30 in his NHL debut on Tuesday.
Halak will start Friday vs. the Rangers.
The Bruins signed Chris Wagner to a three-year contract worth $4.05M ($1.35M AAV).
The Bruins signed Charlie Coyle to a six-year contract worth $31.5M ($5.25M AAV).
Clifton will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Source: @NHLBruins 11/27/19, 6:21 pm EST