The Bruins held their first practice in preparation for the Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday, and a handful of players were home sick fighting the flu.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and the Bruins finally have some issues to worry about.
Not since P. J. Axelsson became a salary cap casualty and deserted the NHL for his homeland after the 2008-09 season had a Swede pulled on a Bruins sweater before Carl Soderberg put an end to everyone’s anticipation and joined the Bruins late last season.
If the injury to Chris Kelly persists, Adam Jones, Dave Goucher and Bob Beers all agree the Bruins could have a real problem on their hands.
Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak believe this year’s team is better than the 2011 Cup winners based on the strength of their top-nine forwards.
It would be frightening to see any player experience what Rich Peverley went through on Monday night, but it was especially frightening for his former teammates and lifelong friends on the Bruins.
If he plays well and stays healthy at the Olympics, Loui Eriksson might be able to better show the Bruins the things they acquired him to provide.
Chris Kelly’s return on Tuesday against the Florida Panthers provided the Bruins the final piece of their puzzle.
The Bruins activated Chris Kelly off IR and sent Ryan Spooner back to the AHL on Tuesday.
Forward Chris Kelly and defenseman Dougie Hamilton returned to practice on the Bruins on Thursday.