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Boston Bruins assign winger Paul Carey to Providence

Boston Bruins assign winger Paul Carey to Providence

The Boston Bruins are making another minor roster change that could have some significance for the squad.

The team has assigned winger Paul Carey to their AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, according to the team's official Twitter. Carey skated in two games for the Bruins and didn't log a point.

Carey was called up amid a slew of injuries to the team's depth on the wing. But with David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk returning to the lineup, Carey was pushed back into a reserve role. He did fairly well when on the ice, but the Bruins still elected to send him down.

It's unclear exactly why the team sent Carey down, but it could be related to Sean Kuraly's injury. Kuraly blocked a shot with his hand against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, and he couldn't continue on in the game. His status moving forward is unclear.

Kuraly had been centering the Bruins' third line in recent games, so it's possible the Bruins could call up Trent Frederic to take on that role if Kuraly is out. However, it seems more likely that Charlie Coyle would move from second-line wing to third-line center to occupy that role. It doesn't mean Frederic won't be called up, but the team could just bring up another winger that they think fits better than Carey at this point in time.

Karson Kuhlman, Lee Stempniak, and Peter Cehlarik have all spent time with the team this season. They remain call-up candidates in Carey's place and have all spent time on the second line with David Krejci at times this season.

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Breakfast Pod: Bruins and Celtics gear up for second-round matchups

Breakfast Pod: Bruins and Celtics gear up for second-round matchups

It's on to the next round and another playoff challenge for the Bruins (vs. Blue Jackets) and Celtics (vs. Bucks):

1:00 - The Bruins are set to face the Columbus Blue Jackets in Round 2. Joe Haggerty joins Early Edition to breakdown the matchup.

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5 Blue Jackets players Bruins fans should know before second-round playoff series

5 Blue Jackets players Bruins fans should know before second-round playoff series

The Boston Bruins probably didn't expect to host Game 1 in the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, but the series opener will be played at TD Garden thanks to the Columbus Blue Jackets upsetting the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round.

The Blue Jackets and Bruins played three times in the regular season, and Boston won two of those meetings. Not much can be taken from those games, however. Columbus is much improved, and the pieces it added at the trade deadline, most notable Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel, are really starting to fit well in the lineup.

The Blue Jackets are a dangerous team, and the B's must not take them lightly or another upset could unfold.

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