BOSTON (CBS) – Dan Roche and Mike Flynn filled in for Toucher and Rich on Tuesday morning, and they were joined by Dave Goucher of the Boston Bruins Radio Network.

Daniel Paille is out indefinitely with a concussion and the same goes for Loui Eriksson – placed on IR by the team last week.

Adam McQuaid is working his way back from a lower body injury and the same goes for Dougie Hamilton – scheduled to miss two to four weeks with a left leg injury.

Oh, and Chris Kelly has a broken right leg.

And did I mention Shawn Thornton is about to serve a 15-game suspension?

He’s appealing, so the amount of games could be lowered – but the point remains that this Boston Bruins team looks more like the Providence Bruins at the moment.

Despite the injuries and Shawn Thornton’s impending forced-vacation, the Bruins possess a favorable year-end schedule to help get some points in these tough times, according to Bruins play-by-play guy Dave Goucher.

“The Bruins are going through all this right now but if you look at their schedule – and look, there’s no easy games – but take a look at their schedule: Calgary tonight, next to last in the Western Conference. Buffalo a home-and-home later this week, last place in the NHL.”

“There’s games there that despite the Bruins going through what they’re going through that you’d like to think they will figure out a way to get some points out of these games.”

None of the Bruins next four games will be played against a team that’ll make the postseason, and only one of their next seven opponents has a winning percentage above .500.

Listen below for Goucher’s entire take on the state of the Bruins:


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