By: Patrick Donnelly | Follow me on Twitter @PatDonn12
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy provided injury updates on Par Lindholm, Brett Ritchie, and most notably, Patrice Bergeron at Warrior Ice Arena, following Boston’s practice on Monday afternoon. Cassidy said Bergeron will not travel for the team’s next two games in Montreal and Ottawa as he is dealing with a lower-body injury similar to the one that kept him out of the lineup recently; the 34-year-old did not skate at practice.
Cassidy also noted that Ritchie, who continues to nurse an infection, will not travel with the team and did not practice either, after returning to the lineup during Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win versus Minnesota. Lindholm returned to practice and will return to the lineup Tuesday night after missing Saturday’s contest due to a cut suffered against Buffalo on Thursday, per Cassidy.
This season, Bergeron has eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points over the course of 21 games centering the lethal top line. As for Ritchie, the hulking winger has two goals and two assists to his name while Lindholm has one goal on the year.
The Bruins’ bench boss included Brendan Gaunce and Jack Studnicka in the real of possibility when looking at players that could potentially earn call-ups from AHL Providence.
Studnicka has been on fire lately with goals in five-straight games as well as eight total points in that span, making for 9-9-18 totals in 21 games this season. Meanwhile, Gaunce has been productive in his own right for the P-Bruins with 6-5-11 numbers in 14 games on the year, including five points (2g, 3a) in his last four games.