I don’t know about you, but I could use a break from Bruins hockey. Not all Bruins hockey, just the bad version they’re serving up lately. Lucky me, tonight is the last game before the nine-day break. The Vegas Golden Knights are in town to play our Bruins at the Garden. In fact, they all had dinner at Monica’s Trattoria in the North End as were a few Bruins players and a certain Patriots receiver.
It happened to be Sean Kuraly’s 27th birthday yesterday.
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I took the quiz and was only 3/5. I must study.
Anyway, as for tonight’s game, David Krejci may be in or he may be out; Bruce Cassidy said they would determine that after this morning’s skate. Krejci skated before practice and joined the team for some drills while wearing his red no-contact jersey.
“Krech will try it tomorrow morning [at pregame skate],” said Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. “Didn’t participate in the physical part of the practice. We definitely had a harder than normal day-before-a-game practice. Him not being able to do that makes it more likely he wouldn’t play.
“But he is gonna try it in the morning. No matter what, he’ll have nine days or whatever it is to recover. Or are we just better off giving him that? We’ll see how he is.”
Tuukka also skated some prior to practice. He will not play tonight.
Cassidy also gave an update on the condition of defenseman Kevan Miller. As you may recall, he twice broke his right patella (once in each direction) and while it looked like he was on the mend and skating on his own, he suffered another setback some weeks back, requiring another procedure. Miller skated by himself on Sunday for 15 minutes. Cassidy described it as “step one”.
Hopefully after yesterday’s bag skate, the B’s will return to their winning ways just in time to go on vacation or the NHL ASG, whichever one applies.