From the NHL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com.
Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk both participated in the Bruins’ morning skate on Monday in Toronto, according to multiple reports from attendees. The Bruins later tweeted that both were part of the team’s regular line rushes.
Krug left Saturday’s Game 2 after taking a heavy hit and losing his helmet. DeBrusk took a cross-check to the face from Nazem Kadri during the game as well. Both players’ statuses appeared up in the air at the time. But their presence at the morning skate indicates that they could be good to go for Game 3 at Scotiabank Arena.
The Bruins have multiple injury situations to sort through after two games of what’s been a rough opening round playoff series between them and the Leafs. Defenseman Connor Clifton also got banged up during Game 2. Steve Kampfer skated in his place on Monday morning in a pairing with Matt Grzelcyk.
Other Injuries to Monitor
— Marcus Johansson missed the morning skate once again. He is presumably still dealing with an illness that kept him out of Game 2. If he’s unable to go for Game 3, it’s likely that Karson Kuhlman once again takes his spot on the second line alongside David Krejci. Paul Carey also skated on Monday, but he’s most likely a healthy scratch.
— Forward Sean Kuraly continues to recover from a fractured hand suffered in March. It appears he’s still not ready for game action.
— The Bruins also called up defensemen Jakub Zboril and John Moore in the event that they’d need one of them to replace Krug in the lineup. But it looks like Krug, at worst, will be a game-time decision for Game 3.
Krug’s status will be especially important to monitor in the hours leading up to Game 3 on Monday night.
UPDATE: Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters that Krug and DeBrusk will both play in Game 3. Kampfer will slide in for Connor Clifton, while Johansson will remain out.
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