Clifton (upper-body) will return to the Bruins lineup on Tuesday.
Clifton has been out since December 29th but he will play Tuesday in Philadelphia with Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo both out with upper-body injuries. Clifton skated with Matt Grzelcyk in Monday's practice and comes into Tuesday's game with just two goals in 30 games.
Rask will start Saturday vs. the Maple Leafs.
Halak will start Friday in Buffalo.
Rask will start Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Rask allowed four goals on 24 shots in the Bruins loss to the Lightning on Saturday. The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for Rask, who comes into Philadelphia at 11-6-0 with a 2.21 GAA, .927 SV% and one shutout on the road this season. For the Flyers, they come in on a nine-game winning streak while averaging 4.33 goals per game.
Carlo (upper-body) will not play in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Carlo will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury, leaving the Bruins without two of their top-4 defensemen with Torey Krug also out. Carlo is day-to-day heading into the Bruins Friday/Saturday back-to-back.
Krug (upper-body) will not play in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Krug was in a few tussles during the Bruins loss to the Lightning on Saturday and is dealing with an upper-body injury heading into Tuesday's game. With Krug out, Connor Clifton will play for the first time since December 29th. Consider Krug as day-to-day heading into Friday's game in Buffalo.
Carlo (upper-body) will not play Saturday vs. the Lightning.
Carlo took an elbow to the head from Evgeni Dadonov on Thursday and did not return to the game. Carlo is likely in concussion protocol and will not be available for Saturday's game vs. Tampa Bay. John Moore will draw into the Bruins lineup and skate with Torey Krug.
Rask will start Saturday vs. the Lightning.
Rask stopped 20 of 21 shots in the Bruins win in Tampa Bay on Tuesday. After an ugly two-game stretch in late-February, Rask has won two straight while stopping 45 of the 46 shots (.978 SV%) that he has faced. He is 1-1-1 with a 2.30 GAA and .920 SV% in three games against the Lightning this season.
Marchand (illness) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in Tampa Bay.
Source: Matt Porter 03/3/20, 7:03 pm EST
Marchand (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Marchand missed the Bruins morning skate and will be a game-time decision vs. the Lightning. With Marchand under the weather, Jake DeBrusk moved to the top line in the morning skate.
Halak will start Thursday in Florida.
Halak allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Bruins win over the Stars last Thursday. Halak is riding a six-game winning streak, posting a solid 2.24 GAA and .916 SV%. Tonight he'll face the Panthers for the second time this season--he stopped 31 of 33 shots in a 4-2 win in Florida back in mid-December.
Rask will start Tuesday in Tampa Bay.
Rask stopped all 25 shots that he faced in the Bruins shutout win over the Islanders on Saturday. The win snapped an ugly two-game losing streak for Rask, who will start for the fourth time in five games on Tuesday. Rask is looking for his first win over the Lightning, having gone 0-1-1 while giving up six goals on 67 shots (.910 SV%) in his first two starts against them in 2020.
Rask will start Saturday against the Islanders.
Rask allowed four goals on 30 shots in the Bruins 5-2 loss to the Flames on Tuesday. Rask’s last two starts have not gone very well, giving up a combined 10 goals on just 57 shots (.825 SV%). He’ll look to get back on-track against an Islanders team that he has played well against this season—going 1-0-1 while stopping 54 of the 58 shots (.931 SV%) that he’s faced.
Wagner (upper-body) is day-to-day; will not play on Saturday.
Wagner was forced to leave Thursday's game vs. the Stars in a scuffle with Mattias Janmark and did not return. Wagner was not on the ice for Friday's practice and will not travel to New York for Saturday's game. It's unclear whether or not he will accompany the team to Florida next week.
Source: Conor Ryan 02/28/20, 1:08 pm EST
Kase (illness) will make his Bruins debut on Thursday.
Kase will play for the first time since February 7th and the first time in a Bruins uniform. Kase, who has just seven goals in 49 games, had impressive shot volume (2.8 SOG/gm) while playing under 17 minutes per game in Anaheim. Skating on the second line with David Krejci should help Kase maintain that shot volume and maybe improve on it, making him a strong waiver wire pickup.
Source: @NHLBruins 02/27/20, 1:35 pm EST
Halak will start Thursday vs. the Stars.
Halak was pulled after allowing three goals on eight shots in the Bruins loss in Vancouver on Saturday. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Halak, who comes into Thursday's game at 7-2-0 with a 2.39 GAA and .918 SV% on home-ice. As for Dallas, they've won seven of their last nine (7-1-1) while averaging 3.00 goals per game.
Ritchie will make his Bruins debut on Tuesday.
Ritchie was acquired from the Ducks on Monday and will make his debut tonight vs. the Flames. Ritchie is coming off of a four-point performance in his last game with the Ducks and has 19 points (8G / 11A) in 41 games this season. He'll skate on the third line with Charlie Coyle and Anders Bjork.
Kase (illness) still not ready to play Tuesday.
Kase skated on the second line in Monday's practice but is not quite ready to make his Bruins debut. Look for Kase to play Thursday vs. the Stars.
Rask will start Tuesday vs. the Flames.
Rask allowed was pulled after he allowed six goals on 27 shots in the Bruins surprising 9-3 loss to the Canucks on Saturday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Rask, who is 5-2-0 with a 1.93 GAA, .930 SV% and one shutout in February. The Flames come in at 5-3-0 in their last eight while scoring an impressive 4.75 goals per game.
Source: @NHLBruins 02/25/20, 6:11 pm EST
The Bruins have acquired Nick Ritchie from the Ducks for Danton Heinen.
Ritchie was selected tenth overall by the Ducks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. His production has been somewhat underwhelming through his first five seasons, never topping more than 31 points in a season. The 24-year-old has eight goals and 11 assists in 41 games on the year.