Morning Free Association: No More Injuries, Please

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On Tuesday night in Raleigh, three Bruins players left the game in the third period: defensemen Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, and forward Jake DeBrusk. Despite their departures from the lineup, there has been no word of what the true nature of their ailments or who might be called up to replace them. In fact there isn’t any word on any of them after Tuesday night.

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From the Boston Herald yesterday:

The B’s lost three players in last night’s 6-4 victory against the Hurricanes and were forced to play with four defensemen and 11 forwards. They did not specify any of the injuries, but it appeared Jake DeBrusk suffered some sort of upper-body injury when he crashed hard into the boards in the second period. It’s not clear what happened to Zdeno Chara or Torey Krug, but both were seen leaving the X-ray room at PNC Arena. Chara appeared to be walking fine, so the guess is it’s an upper-body issue. Krug was moving a little slower but without a pronounced limp.

“All at once it seemed,” coach Bruce Cassidy said of the rapid-fire injuries. “Hopefully everyone’s all right. I don’t have any updates. I just got off (the bench) here. Hopefully there’s nothing serious.”

It appears to be nothing serious for any of them. The Bruins haven’t announced any reinforcements from Providence as of yet or tonight’s game in Sunrise.

So maybe we don’t worry about it, I guess?

That would be nice to do. Really, it would. But with Patrice Bergeron still out and not expected back soon, Charlie McAvoy out for at least a couple more weeks, and only trade deadline pickup Tommy Wingels and good ol’ right shot defenseman Adam McQuaid to fill in right now, the Bruins can’t bear more injuries comfortably.

Let’s not worry about it and just hope that everything is fine.

fingers crossed

(Or thumbs pressed as they say in Germany.)

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Satan 81's Sister
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Start the video around 8:50 and your day will instantly be better:
https://www.nhl.com/bruins/video/behind-the-b-season-5-ep-10/t-277437088/c-58406203

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phonymahoney

Hey hockey pals!

  • Lateish start. but I’m looking glamorous because I have a fancy work dinner tonight as a precursor to the Sales Awards Luncheon tomorrow.
  • I was going to wear nylons, but fuck it.
  • Actually accomplishing things today, so that’s nice!
  • One of my roommates – I’m not sure who – left a shotglass from the Hockey Hall of Fame on the bathroom sink for me. That was sweet!
  • The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    It’s weird they haven’t said anything about Krug, Zee and Debrusk. They do normally release statements if people are out, right? As you say, the lack of emergency call-ups is encouraging.

    The Bs performance in Carolina was so bad I didn’t even pay attention to the highlights after the fourth Canes goal went in, so I’ve rewatched the last ten minutes of the game in real time this morning. Mainly because I wanted to hear Jack’s reactions (pretty much as I expected)!

    For the second week in a row it looked like our darts match last night was going to mirror the latest Bs game. We managed the “falling miserably behind” bit (1-5 in a race to seven) then got it back to 5-6 but, unlike the Bruins we couldn’t quite complete the comeback. It was a fun one though!

    imbiginjapan
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    imbiginjapan

    I’m sadly used to the complete and utter lack of information that comes with NHL injuries.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Making it close certainly puts more juice into the affair. Juice of the barley, the malt, and the hops I’m guessing!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    The vice captain and I both had the day off, so we decided to get to the pub early for some extra practice – six hours early in fact :-D. Paced myself sensibly though and was just starting only my third beer when the match began!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    We get to see Frankie V tonight? Don’t pick tonight to rediscover your scoring touch, Frankie!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    IntentionallyWidenberg

    Frankie’s got 1 goal and no assists in his last 5 games, so he’s still doing what we expect from him. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he was strangely effective against one of the Bruins goaltenders who he practiced against.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hey Pals!
    Thumbs pressed? Okay. I have favorite hat on (tinfoil), rabbit’s foot in pocket
    (Quit kicking me, rabbit!), and have crossed my eyes and dotted my t….. wait, that’s not quite right. Hoping for the best, at any rate.
    Speaking of rabbits, the Bruins be like ” Be vewy quiet, I’m twying not to discuss injewies! ”
    Paddling the 10 mile river today!
    Coffee!!!!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister