BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins will be without forward Rich Peverley Monday night when they host the New York Islanders.
Peverley did not participate in the Bruins morning skate on Monday, and head coach Claude Julien said the forward will not lace them up because of an undisclosed injury.
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He has three goals and four assists in 12 games played this season. Benoit Pouliot will take Peveley’s place in the Bruins lineup.
Julien also said Tuukka Rask will be in goal Monday night, just his fourth start of the season.
The Bruins are 0-3 this season when Rask starts in net, scoring just three goals in those games.
“For the most part, we’ve failed in front of him and everybody knows that,” Julien said Monday. “We haven’t given him much help and we haven’t played that well in front of him, either.”
“He’s got an opportunity tonight to win his first game and it’s up to all of us, him included, to be solid and for the rest of the team to play the way we have lately.”
The Bruins go for their third straight win for the first time this season on Monday.
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