Winger Jake DeBrusk skated prior to Bruins practice on Friday at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, indicating that he is closer to returning from an upper-body injury.
Defenseman Adam McQuaid, who broke his fibula in mid-October, and David Krejci (back) also skated early on Friday. Krejci wore a red non-contact jersey and his status is unclear for Saturday’s matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers. Anders Bjork reportedly practiced with no restrictions and remains a possibility to return on Saturday.
UPDATE: DeBrusk has been ruled out for Saturday against the Flyers. Krejci and Bjork, however, will travel with the team and are possibilities to play.
DeBrusk, 21, had been playing well prior to his injury. After being a healthy scratch on Nov. 11 against the Maple Leafs, the rookie scored two goals and six points in five games, including the eventual game-winner against the Sharks in San Jose on Nov. 18.
In other Bruins-related news, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette has been suspended one game for a dangerous hit on the Bruins’ Torey Krug on Monday.
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The Bruins take on the Flyers in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. Cassidy said after practice that Tuukka Rask will start on Saturday, while Anton Khudobin will play Monday against the Predators in Nashville. You can hear the game live on 98.5 The Sports Hub starting with pre-game coverage at 12:30; here’s the full weekend on-air schedule.