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It was a news-heavy day for the Bruins. Some good news, and a lot of bad news. Kenny Agostino (2G & 5A – AHL) and Peter Cehlarik (2G & 3A – AHL) were called up from Providence after playing three games in the AHL. This was not too much of a surprise considering that Boston needs all the scoring help they can get.
That news was followed by finding out that Ryan Spooner missed practice, while Bergeron, Backes, and McQuaid were all present. McQuaid was hit by a shot last game and was questionable but seems to be ok. Agostino and Cehlarik will hopefully be able to fill some roster spots that have players missing.
And then, if the Bruins could somehow have even more injuries, Anders Bjork took his own goalie out in practice. Rask was helped off the ice and did not return. Bjork just had a cut on his chin. Cassidy didn’t have much to say after the practice about it, only that he’s hopeful that he’ll be ok for tomorrow’s game at home against Vancouver.
This is great news for the Bruins. They have been missing two key components from their lineup since the first game in Backes and Bergeron, and hopefully could get one of those players back if not both as early a tomorrow.
It was also announced that the reason Ryan Spooner missed practice today was that he has a groin adductor tear. Not great for the centermen trying to establish a solid spot in the lineup after a few sub-par games.
The “Bruins Stats” tweet is not confirmed yet because Ryan Spooner hasn’t been officially added on the IR. There is a lot of roster-moving that will be happening tomorrow so I won’t try to predict everything, but this seems like a plausible move.
It was a big off day for the Bruins. Gained some players, lost a few, and they still have many questions about the near future outlook for this team.
Sources: TheAHL.com, Fluto Shinzawa (@GlobeFluto on Twitter)