BRIGHTON -- It looks like the Bruins won’t be getting any of their walking wounded back in time for Tuesday night's game against the Calgary Flames.
Kevan Miller (upper body injury) was on the ice in a no-contact jersey at Tuesday’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena. Anders Bjork (upper body) and Frank Vatrano (lower body) were both still missing as the rest of the B’s went through their morning pregame routine.
All three are out against the Flames on Tuesday, but coach Bruce Cassidy indicated last weekend that a return this week for Miller could be in the cards.
“He’s gone from riding a bike to skating, and then he’ll get contact. Then he’ll practice and we’ll see where the lineup is at,” said Cassidy of Miller, who will miss his sixth straight game tonight. “It could be Saturday [in Vancouver]. I fully anticipate he’s going on the [Western Canada] trip with us. But that’s a few days away.”
There weren’t the same guarantees about either Bjork or Vatrano being ready to make the trip, given that they’re not even skating at this point in their respective recoveries. But the B’s don’t play again until Saturday and things may change.
As for tonight, the lineup should be the same as it was against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday when Noel Acciari returned after missing seven games, and Austin Czarnik was returned to Providence after a solid stint in Boston.
Here are the projected line combos and D-pairings vs. the Flames based on morning skate: