• Trent Frederic Not Expected To Play Vs. Devils, But Could See Game Action Soon

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    If you're waiting with bated breath for Trent Frederic to play, be patient, that day is coming.
    The Boston Bruins have two wingers, Brad Marchand and Craig Smith , listed as game-time decisions for Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils. Both took part in morning skate, and provided they play, Frederic's season debut will have to wait.
    But even if it's not Thursday, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy hinted we might see Frederic at some point.
    “Depending on the lineup - we have a plan in place, I don't want to get ahead of myself because take a guy out ahead of time,” Cassidy...
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  • Craig Smith Injury: New Bruins Winger Game-Time Decision Vs. Devils

    Craig Smith Injury: New Bruins Winger Game-Time Decision Vs. Devils

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    The Boston Bruins knew for a while that they would be without David Pastrnak to begin the season, and that Brad Marchand likely would be a game-time decision for the opener.
    Craig Smith, on the other hand? His ailment is new.
    The third line right winger took part in Thursday's morning skate ahead of the B's opener against the New Jersey Devils. But Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy later indicated that Smith is a game-time decision due to a lower body injury.
    “He tweaked something earlier in the week,” Cassidy said over Zoom Thursday afternoon. “He didn't feel great waking up this...
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  • Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Devils Lines, Pairings

    Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Devils Lines, Pairings

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    Folks, Boston Bruins hockey is back.
    The Bruins on Thursday will begin their 2021 campaign, taking on the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. It'll be the first of two straight games between the two sides in Newark, with Game 2 set for Saturday afternoon. Both games will be on NESN.
    With the way the lines shook out in training camp, there are few surprises for the Bruins.
    With David Pastrnak out to begin the season, Jack Studnicka skates on the top line, while Nick Ritchie, Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith form the third line. Anders Bjork will take the fourth line spot vacated by...
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  • Brad Marchand Game-Time Decision Vs. Devils; Excited For Jack Studnicka

    Brad Marchand Game-Time Decision Vs. Devils; Excited For Jack Studnicka

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    Brad Marchand likely will skate in Thursday night's game, and that might've come as surprising news a few months ago.
    The Boston Bruins' top line center underwent surgery back in September for a sports hernia. His original timetable put him in the neighborhood to return in mid-January - but when the Bruins take the ice in their opener against the New Jersey Devils, Marchand is looking like he will play. He took part in Thursday's morning skate, and Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy labeled Marchand as a game-time decision.
    After taking part in much of training camp, Marchand will be...
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