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POSTED ON Saturday, 11.22.2014 / 12:11 AM
By Jess Isner - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BOSTON — The Bruins entered Friday night’s matchup against Columbus knowing they were facing their first of three games in four nights. They knew that they desperately needed two points with tough tests against Montreal and Pittsburgh lying in the immediate future.

They knew they would have to do it without the help of Brad Marchand, who stayed back in Boston with an undisclosed ailment, and without David Krejci, who made the trip but was unable to play on Friday due to an undisclosed situation.

So when they found themselves down by two goals heading into the third period of Friday’s game, they just bore down and did what they needed to do with the personnel they had.

The Bruins overcame a 2-0 first period deficit, scoring three third-period goals and eventually triumphing over the Blue Jackets in the seventh round of a scoreless shootout, thanks to the craftiness of Alex Khokhlachev, playing in his second career NHL game in Krejci’s place.

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POSTED ON Friday, 11.21.2014 / 3:18 PM
By Jess Isner - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

COLUMBUS — The Blue Jackets and the Bruins have one big theme in common thus far in 2014-15: Injuries.

Granted, the Bruins have had it bad, but they haven’t had it as bad as Columbus — and that’s saying something, considering Boston’s captain has been out with a knee injury since Oct. 23.

Through 18 games this season, the Blue Jackets have already lost 124 man games to injuries. Nathan Horton’s struggles have been well documented — he has yet to play this season due to a back injury and is currently faced with the impossible decision between opting for potentially career-ending surgery or waiting it out.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 11.20.2014 / 5:19 PM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BostonBruins.com - Brad Marchand skated in Thursday's practice at TD Garden, but was not expected to travel with the team to Columbus later in the afternoon.

"He skated but I don’t think we’re going to bring him on the trip," Head Coach Claude Julien told reporters following practice. "We’re going to give him some more time. But he felt much better, so he’s doing better. Day-to-day."

Marchand has been deemed "day-to-day" since last Saturday's game (November 15) against Carolina, in which he didn't finish out the third period. Thursday marked his first lengthy skate of the week. He missed practices on Monday and Wednesday, and only took part in Tuesday's morning skate for a few minutes before leaving the ice and not suiting up against St. Louis. His situation is undisclosed.

Matt Fraser will continue to slot into Marchand's place alongside Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith.

Dougie Hamilton was also back at practice after missing Wednesday's skate with the flu.

Defenseman Zach Trotman joined the group after being recalled from Providence Thursday morning, in light of Wednesday's news that Adam McQuaid is out six to eight weeks with a broken thumb suffered against St. Louis on Tuesday night.


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POSTED ON Thursday, 11.20.2014 / 1:55 PM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BostonBruins.com - The new ProShop powered by Reebok at TD Garden will officially open this Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. prior to the Bruins-Canadiens game. The ProShop serves as the official team store of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.

On Thursday morning, Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs was on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting, along with Bruins President Cam Neely, Boston Celtics Team President Rich Gotham and Reebok General Manager of the Sports Licensed Division John Warren.

"I am so happy to have this done, and I expect our fans will really enjoy this new experience," Jacobs said. "This ProShop is roughly twice the size of our old footprint down in North Station, and it should be a great experience for our event-goers, whether it's Celtics, Bruins or a concert."


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 11.19.2014 / 1:23 PM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BOSTON - When the Bruins hit the ice for practice on Wednesday morning at TD Garden, forward Brad Marchand was absent, along with defensemen Adam McQuaid and Dougie Hamilton.

Following practice, Head Coach Claude Julien said that Hamilton missed the skate due to the flu, while Brad Marchand remains day-to-day.

Marchand did not play in Tuesday night's 2-0 shutout of St. Louis. Earlier on Tuesday, he had joined in the team's pregame skate briefly before leaving.

The winger's situation is undisclosed, though Julien has confirmed that it's not a head injury. Marchand also missed Monday's practice, and did not play in the second half of the third period in Saturday's game against Carolina for precautionary reasons.

Matt Fraser continued to slot in on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith for practice.

The rest of the lines remained the same as Tuesday's game, with David Krejci in the mix. The center made his return to game action against the Blues after missing four games with an undisclosed injury.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 11.19.2014 / 12:13 AM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BOSTON - The Bruins were prepared for a grind heading into Tuesday night's matchup against the St. Louis Blues, who came in winners of four straight and 10 of their past 11 games.

Both teams forecheck hard. Both teams play heavy along the boards. Both teams roll four lines. Both teams are backed by solid goaltending.

"They play hard. They don't give you much," Reilly Smith said pregame, teeing up the battle. "Probably won't be one of the prettiest matchups this year, but it's definitely going to be an important one, and we need those two points."

Through 60 minutes, the Black and Gold fought their way to a 2-0 win over one of the top teams in the Western Conference at TD Garden.

Tuukka Rask put up 33 saves for his first shutout of the season. Patrice Bergeron capitalized on a turnover in the first period, and Torey Krug provided the 2-0 insurance in the second period.

The Blues pulled goaltender Brian Elliott with more than three minutes left in regulation, but Rask and the Bruins stood firm.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 11:21 PM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BOSTON - Defenseman Adam McQuaid left Tuesday night's game against the St. Louis Blues in the second period, and did not return.

Bruins Head Coach Claude did not yet have an update on McQuaid following the game, and did not know the severity of the situation.

"I haven’t even – they just told me he wasn’t returning, and I don’t even bother asking at that point," Julien told reporters postgame from TD Garden, after the Bruins put up a 2-0 shutout of the Blues.

"I still have to see what it is, and even if I do go see, I don’t think I’ll get the total answer. [The trainers] have to have a look at him first and assess the whole thing."

McQuaid's final shift ended with 15:01 still left in the middle frame.

The Bruins had to finish out the game with five defensemen, and banded together for a solid defensive effort, backed by 33 saves from Tuukka Rask for his first shutout of the season.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 12:58 PM
By Jess Isner - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BOSTON — For the final 13-plus minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Carolina, winger Brad Marchand was nowhere to be seen, held out for precautionary reasons.

Following Monday’s practice, Head Coach Claude Julien said Marchand was probable for Tuesday’s tilt versus St. Louis, but following Tuesday’s morning skate at TD Garden — for which Marchand was briefly seen on the ice — the prognosis was not good.

When asked how Marchand was doing, Julien said, “Not well,” then added, “He went off the ice, so he won’t be going tonight.”

Matt Fraser slotted in alongside Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith for the majority of Tuesday’s skate and figures to skate at left wing on that line when the puck drops on Tuesday night.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 11:57 AM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

BOSTON - Brad Marchand won't be in the lineup when the Bruins host the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Tuesday night.

Marchand took part in pregame skate on Tuesday morning, but left the ice early.

"[He's] not well, he went off the ice. He won't be going tonight," Head Coach Claude Julien said following the skate.

The winger didn't practice with the team on Monday at Ristuccia Arena. His last shift in Saturday's game against Carolina at TD Garden ended with 13:45 left in the third period.

The Bruins are being cautious with the undisclosed injury. Julien confirmed on Tuesday that it is not a head injury.

In Marchand's place, Matt Fraser is expected to slot in on the left wing alongside Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith.

David Krejci is a possibility for Tuesday night's game. He took part in the pregame skate, skating in his usual spot with Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith. He's missed the past four games with a day-to-day, undisclosed injury.


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POSTED ON Monday, 11.17.2014 / 1:01 PM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog

WILMINGTON, Mass. - David Krejci practiced with the team on Monday at Ristuccia Arena for the first time since being out of the lineup with an undisclosed, day-to-day injury.

The center has missed the past four games, last suiting up on November 6 against the Edmonton Oilers.

He began skating on Friday with Strength and Conditioning Coach John Whitesides before practice.

"I haven't gotten anything from our medial staff yet that says he's cleared to go," Head Coach Claude Julien said following Monday's practice, when asked by a reporter if Krejci would be ready for Tuesday night's game against St. Louis. "So I can't answer that right now."

Krejci practiced in his usual spot, centering Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith.

"He's been coming along and I think he's felt pretty good, from what I'm told," Julien said. "But they want to make sure that they make the right decision, so they haven't cleared him yet for me."

Krejci had missed two games prior to the game against Edmonton, dealing with the same day-to-day situation.


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