Boston Bruins

May 15, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots the puck in front of Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) in the second period in game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy updated reporters on a pair of injuries to the Bruins defense on Tuesday.

Kevan Miller is expected to stay in the Boston lineup for Wednesday’s Game 3 against the Washington Capitals, Cassidy confirmed. Miller had to leave the game in the first period to get stitches before, in classic hockey player style, returning to the ice.

“He’s good to go,” Cassidy said of Miller. “He got a nasty cut from one of the hits. It wasn’t his previous injury, which is good news. He got stitched up and went back out there. [He’s] a little sensitive today, but should be good to go tomorrow, assuming there’s no issues with that.”

The news was less promising on left-shot defenseman Jeremy Lauzon, who missed Game 2 with an undisclosed injury. Connor Clifton replaced him in the Bruins lineup for Game 2. Cassidy indicated that he will stay for Game 3, along with the rest of the lineup.

Ty Anderson and I discussed the Bruins defense, among many other topics, in our own postgame podcast after Game 2. Have a listen above.

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