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Minnesota Wild v Boston Bruins

With blueline banged up, B’s recall Trotman


Following news that Adam McQuaid would be out 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb, the Bruins made another adjustment to their patchwork defense on Thursday by recalling Zach Trotman from AHL Providence.

From the club:

Trotman is expected to join the Bruins for their 11:00  am practice at TD Garden on Thursday and travel with the team on their upcoming trip to Columbus.

Trotman has skated in nine games for Boston this season, notching two assists, with one coming against the Ottawa Senators on November 1 and other against the Minnesota Wild on October 28.  In his NHL career, Trotman has appeared in 11 games for Boston.

Prior to the McQuaid injury, Boston was already without the services of defensemen Zdeno Chara (knee) and David Warsofsky (groin); Kevan Miller (shoulder) is cleared to play but has yet to return to the lineup.

Should Miller be unable to play Friday against Columbus, Boston could be rolling with a defense comprised of Trotman, Dennis Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow.

McQuaid out 6-8 weeks with broken thumb

Adam McQuaid

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is out six to eight weeks with a broken thumb, the club announced today.

McQuaid suffered the injury last night versus the Blues. The 28-year-old has appeared in all 20 Boston games this season, logging almost 20 minutes a night.

The good news for the Bruins, who remain without their best defenseman, the injured Zdeno Chara, is that blue-liner Kevan Miller (upper body) is nearing a return to the lineup.

Boston plays in Columbus on Friday.

Related: Chara updates rehab progress, calls its ‘such a slow process’

Krejci rejoins Bruins after four-game absence

David Krejci

The Boston Bruins got a boost in their game against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday as David Krejci has returned from a lower-body injury.

The team projected that he would skate alongside Seth Griffith and Milan Lucic.

Krejci missed four straight games due to the injury and he’s been absent for six of Boston’s last seven contests. With Krejci returning, Kevan Miller is a healthy scratch. Brad Marchand will also miss the game, but he’s out due to an undisclosed injury.

The Blues are going for their fourth straight win as they try to preserve their hold on the Central Division title. Boston is 11-8-0 so far this season.

Goalie nods: Sharks go back to Grosenick

San Jose Sharks v Carolina Hurricanes

All the latest from the crease…

Grosenick gets second straight start

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

That’s what the San Jose Sharks are thinking for tonight’s game in Buffalo, as they’ll start rookie netminder Troy Grosenick for the second straight game, following a 45-save shutout in his NHL debut against Carolina on Sunday.

Grosenick, an undrafted free agent, is up with the Sharks because of an injury to Alex Stalock. the 25-year-old was nothing short of brilliant against the ‘Canes over the weekend, which led to an emotional response from his father, who was in attendance for the shutout.

For Buffalo, Michal Neuvirth will get the nod.


Blues at Bruins: Brian Elliott vs. Tuukka Rask

Bolts at Isles: Evgeni Nabokov vs. Jaroslav Halak

Wings at Jackets: Jimmy Howard vs. Sergei Bobrovsky

Pens at Habs: Carey Price for Montreal, Marc-Andre Fleury likely for Pittsburgh.

Preds at Leafs: Jonathan Bernier for Toronto, Pekka Rinne likely for Nashville.

Devils at Jets: Cory Schneider vs. Michael Hutchinson

‘Canes at Stars: Cam Ward vs. Kari Lehtonen

Ducks at Flames: Jonas Hiller for Calgary, no word yet on an Anaheim starter.

Caps at Coyotes: Braden Holtby vs. Mike Smith

Panthers at Kings: Roberto Luongo for Florida, Jonathan Quick likely for L.A.



Bruins grind out win, claim Marchand didn’t get injured

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins

It wasn’t pretty, but after fielding questions about their work ethic, maybe that’s half the point. The Boston Bruins gutted out a 2-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, washing away some of the distaste after getting blown out in back-to-back games.

The win may or may not have come at a cost, though, depending upon how injured (or not) Brad Marchand really is.

Head coach Claude Julien seemed quite vague about it, as CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports.

/Pictures a gloomy world in which teams shift from upper or lower-body descriptions to out two weeks with “being less than 100 percent.”

Again, it wasn’t the prettiest effort, as one could argue that the Hurricanes may have matched or exceeded Boston’s efforts:


(Even-strength graph via Natural Stat Trick)

However you spin it, the Bruins have now won seven of their last nine games, which makes for a friendlier narrative than “losing two straight games while being outscored 11-2.”

Maybe most promisingly, Tuukka Rask looked awfully sharp and Milan Lucic drew some strong reviews from Haggerty.

Perhaps this something to build on, even if it arguably wasn’t the all-out effort Boston would have most preferred?