The Boston Bruins will have their captain back on Tuesday night.
Reilly Smith has played in all 37 games, ranks second in assists and is tied for the Bruins lead in goals with 12 – amazing when you consider he’s not in the team’s top five in shots.
Despite the injuries and Shawn Thornton’s impending 15-game suspension, the Bruins possess a favorable year-end schedule to help get some points in these tough times.
Shawn Thornton has been dishing out punishment in the NHL for 11 years, but on Saturday, the league came down hard on the Bruins forward.
Boston Bruins president Cam Neely couldn’t discuss Shawn Thornton specifically, but he spoke freely about physical play in the NHL, the Bruins’ rivalry with the Penguins and much more with Felger & Mazz.
The Boston Bruins have placed forward Loui Eriksson on the injured reserve with a concussion, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday.
The Bruins are one quarter through their season and the only thing we know is that even without playing one great 60-minute game, they’ve still been able to find their perch among the NHL’s elite.
Adam Jones took to the airways following the Bruins overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets for some reaction and analysis, providing 3 positives and 3 negatives.
Trade acquisition Loui Eriksson hasn’t quite made sweet music with the duo of Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand this season.
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli joined Toucher & Rich to weigh in on a whole host of Bruins-related topics, including the recent woes of the team, the Tyler Seguin trade, the John Scott suspension and Tim Thomas returning to town Thursday night.