A trio of young defensemen filled in nicely for the Boston Bruins in their Game 1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night, but there is a possibility one of them could be back on the bench — or in Providence — for Sunday’s Game 2.
The Boston Bruins took the TD Garden ice Thursday morning ahead of Game 1 against the New York Rangers already down a trio of defensemen. Now, they may be without one of their best forwards.
Injured defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference were absent from practice at the TD Garden on Wednesday as the Boston Bruins prepare for their playoff series against the New York Rangers.
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Wednesday morning, but did not offer any update on defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, who left Boston’s Game 7 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs early in the first period with an apparent injury.
Andrew Ference won’t alter his game when he returns to the ice.
The NHL decided to suspend Andrew Ference for Saturday’s Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Boston Bruins defenseman said Friday he accepts their decision.
The Boston Bruins were back on the practice ice on Friday, and Rich Peverley was back to a familiar spot.
Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Friday, breaking down the B’s Game 1 win over the Maple Leafs and how they’ll go about replacing Andrew Ference for Saturday’s Game 2.
The NHL department of player safety has suspended Andrew Ference one game for the hit to the head of Mikhail Grabovski.
Andrew Ference has a disciplinary hearing, according to a report.