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Bergeron misses morning skate, deemed 'questionable' for Bruins game tonight

Bergeron misses morning skate, deemed 'questionable' for Bruins game tonight

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Patrice Bergeron was missing from Tuesday's morning skate at the BB&T Center because of an injury sustained after Monday's practice, and is questionable for Tuesday night’s divisional matchup against the Florida Panthers. 

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"Not necessarily," Claude Julien responded when asked if Bergeron is definitely out for the Panthers game. "He's got some maintenance going on today, and we'll have to probably make that decision tonight. It's not an old issue. It's a new one. 

"It happened after practice, not during practice. It's not a practice injury."

While the Bruins are maintaining it's not related to Bergeron's lower body injury earlier this season, it did appear he was falling down a bit more than usual, perhaps while feeling some discomfort in his legs, in the road games in New York and Detroit last week.  Bergeron has just one point in his five games since returning from the injury and hasn’t quite looked like his dominant self at the offensive end of the ice.

With the B’s top center in doubt for tonight's game in Florida, the Bruins called up rookie Sean Kuraly from Providence on an emergency basis. Kuraly has one assist and nine penalty minutes in eight AHL games with the P-Bruins this season, and was a solid bottom-6 type forward for Boston during the preseason. 

It appears Joe Morrow will be a healthy scratch, and that Tuukka Rask will be getting his second straight start after being the first goalie off the ice at morning skate. Here are the projected line combos and D-pairings, assuming Bergeron is unable to play: 
 
Marchand-Krejci-Heinen
Beleskey-Spooner-Czarnik
Kuraly-Nash-Hayes
Schaller-Moore-Acciari
 
Chara-Carlo
Krug-McQuaid
Liles-C. Miller
 
Rask
 
 
 
 
 

NHL Highlights: Bruins get steamrolled by Canucks in Vancouver

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NHL Highlights: Bruins get steamrolled by Canucks in Vancouver

FINAL SCORE: Canucks 9, Bruins 3

IN BRIEF: The good fortunes on the Bruins’ tour of Western Canada came to a screeching halt Saturday night in Vancouver. After David Pastrnak tied it at 1 in the first period, a feeding frenzy opened on Tuukka Rask as the Canucks opened up a 5-1 lead at the second intermission and never looked back.

BOX SCORE

BRUINS RECORD: 33–10-12 (78 points, 1st in Atlantic Division)

HIGHLIGHTS

PASTRNAK TIES IT 1-1 WITH HIS 44TH

MARKSTROM LEAVES THE GAME

HOLDING? YOU BE THE JUDGE

REMEMBER LOUI ERIKSSON? HE MAKES IT 5-1 CANUCKS

CHARA 👊🥊 MYERS

COYLE 👊🥊 HORVAT

PASTA SCORES HIS 45TH

UP NEXT:

Vs. Calgary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., NESN

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WATCH: Bruins' David Pastrnak scores filthy breakaway goal vs. Canucks

WATCH: Bruins' David Pastrnak scores filthy breakaway goal vs. Canucks

David Pastrnak just continues to amaze.

In the first period of Saturday night's game vs. the Vancouver Canucks, Pastrnak got the Boston Bruins on the board with an absolute beauty of a goal.

Matt Grzelcyk fed Pastrnak a perfect stretch pass, and the league's leading goal scorer did the rest.

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That marked Pastrnak's 44th goal of the season, giving him the NHL lead over Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews (43).