Boston Bruins

Following a weekend sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, things are looking up for the Boston Bruins.

But their injury woes remain, though, as Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy does not expect to have Jake DeBrusk back in action when the Arizona Coyotes come to town on Tuesday night.

“Jake’s not in the mix right now,” Cassidy said after Sunday’s 2-1 overtime win over the Senators. “Could he be Tuesday? Right now, I don’t think so. I haven’t heard that he’s back skating, so I don’t want to speculate, but sounds like he wouldn’t be available Tuesday. So we’d probably keep [the lines] the same way.”

While Cassidy would not say it directly, the worry for DeBrusk is that he’s suffered a concussion, as Cassidy noted that DeBrusk arrived to the rink on Friday and “did not feel well.” When asked about what that mean, Cassidy confirmed that he meant that DeBrusk did not feel well physically, ruling out a possible illness.

Cassidy also brought up the fact that DeBrusk took a Danton Heinen shot to the back of the head in their Nov. 26 meeting against the Maple Leafs.

It did not help that the Bruins did not have a practice of any sort on Monday, meaning a sudden turnaround for DeBrusk would have to come with just one morning skate, which seems unlikely given the aforementioned potential nature of his injury.

DeBrusk ranks second among all Boston scorers in 2018-19 with 10 goals this season.