Boston Bruins

Mar 7, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) battle for the puck during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

For the second day in a row, Boston Bruins forwards David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase were held out of practice. Head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters the two are “still unfit to participate,” the same designation he gave to the duo yesterday.

Cassidy was asked about a recent picture supposedly showing Pastrnak in Boston’s North End, and if it related to the 24-year-old’s absence. “I’m not on social media. I get to see stuff like everybody. So, I don’t know where they were,” Cassidy said, “If they’re doing it the right way to prepare themselves, then I’m OK with it.”

After an extended quarantine due to travel from Europe, Pastrnak and Kase practiced with the Bruins for the first time Wednesday before missing the last two days.

Forward Joakim Nordstrom missed practice Friday as well, and was described as “unfit to participate”. The team is “hoping to get him back in the lineup tomorrow,” according to Cassidy.

The Bruins are scheduled resume their season August 2 against the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL’s Toronto bubble.

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