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Morning Free Association: Backes Suspended

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David Backes was suspended for three games for Interference on Detroit’s Frans Nielsen with his first game to be served tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Getting the Pair Back Together

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I wish I could say there was an update on Charlie McAvoy. All I know is that he’s wearing a brace on his left knee and he won’t be playing tonight. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: OMG, tell us what’s wrong with Charlie!

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In the season series finale against the hated Habs, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy went down hard on his knee 35 seconds in, leaving the game. Bruins fans were notified that he had a lower body injury and that he wouldn’t return to the game.

But what happened to him? What is the injury? Continue reading

Game Day Thread: Penguins at Bruins

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The Penguins are the visiting team in what is being called a “measuring stick game” on the way to the playoffs. Tonight’s Bruins lineup will have some more of the pieces obtained by the trade deadline – Brian Gionta and Nick Holden – as they face the team that pulled off a complicated three-team trade to get center Derick Brassard. So there’s no better time to see how your team matches up against a perennial powerhouse that’s loaded up. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Charlie’s in Good Company

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Everyone’s impressed with defenseman Charlie McAvoy’s first full season in black & Gold. He’s getting consideration in a tough Calder Trophy race. He’s shining on a top pairing with Zdeno Chara. He’s managed to come back from a heart procedure like it was nothing but a slight bump in the road. Heck he’s even scored game winning shootout goals. But Charlie has done something else that puts his name up with the big ones in Bruins hockey history. Continue reading