Yesterday, the Boston Bruins were all about movement, both within and without of the organization.
First within: David Pastrnak is going to slide down a line to play alongside his idol growing up, David Krejci. Jake DeBrusk will play his off-side on the Bergeron line. Head coach Bruce Cassidy hopes that this temporary arrangement will shake up the scoring, which has been down the past few games.
#NHLBruins practice lines:
Marchand – Bergeron – DeBrusk
Ritchie – Krejci – Pastrnak
Bjork – Coyle – Smith
Frederic – Kuraly – Wagner
Blidh – McKegg – Kuhlman
Lauzon – McAvoy
Clifton – Carlo
Moore – Kampfer
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 15, 2021
Jakub Zboril is still not on the injury report but did not practice yesterday. In his stead, John Moore looks to be back playing to Kevan Miller’s left. Miller had a maintenance day on Monday, so Steven Kampfer came up from the taxi squad to shore up the third pairing.
Matt Grzelcyk is still listed as day-to-day. He had an MRI for his lower body injury but there is no news on it yet. He’s out of practice for tomorrow.
Neither Matt Grzelcyk nor Jakub Zboril is expected to practice tomorrow. Kevan Miller was given a rest day.
— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) February 15, 2021
Bruce Cassidy says Matt Grzelcyk had a MRI. He and Zboril won’t skate tomorrow.
Kevan Miller will be back tomorrow. @abc6 #nhlbruins pic.twitter.com/nAQlvWr2OZ
— Ian Steele (@IanSteeleABC6) February 15, 2021
Ondrej Kase has been skating on his own with the Bruins skating coach Kim Brandvold. He’s not practicing nor taking line drills. Cassidy can’t tell when he’ll be back at this point.
Finally, the move out of the organization: Par Lindholm was placed on waivers on Sunday so that he could return to Sweden to resume his career. He has apparently cleared.
Expecting to see Par Lindholm join #Skelleftea after being placed on waivers today by #NHLBruins
Lindholm was a star for the #SHL side with 78 points across 87 games in last 2 seasons with Skelleftea.
— Reed Duthie (@rcduthie) February 14, 2021
It’s tough to get playing time in the NHL. Godspeed, Par.
We were getting freezing rain yesterday. I took Boomer outside, and the black ice was particularly slippery. Ice rinks have got nothing on my driveway last night. Of course after hours of slightly above freezing rain since then, we had a flood in the works in the driveway. Had to dig out a drainage canal. I’m glad to get rid of some of the snow pack, but I don’t wanna have to do work to make it happen!
I find that I’m gonna miss Par. It’s not like he got a lot of ice time, or was spectacular when he was there, but one gets used to the line up.
It sounds like Kase may be coming back relatively soon. I think Smith has usurped his spot.
I thought he did a decent job whenever he was called up. Nothing spectacular but that’s not what he was hired for. I’m a bit surprised by this move but I guess he wants more playing time and going back home to get regular games makes sense for everyone.
Yeah, I liked him. He didn’t do anything bad…. and was often fun to watch.
Worth trying Pasta on line 1B. I thought I saw him playing there in the last game but wasnt sure if they were just mid-change.
I saw the same thing and wondered
Same. It’s hard to tell sometimes.
That’s quite a bit of shuffling! I feel Smith should be in the top 6 forwards, but I guess it’s not that big a deal. That third line can play against any line. Wouldn’t mind seeing him with Bergy and B rad, though.