The Boston Bruins could get some much-needed reinforcements for their bottom-six forward group in Game 5 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Veteran winger Sean Kuraly, who has not played since March after undergoing surgery for a broken hand, will be a game-time decision for Friday's pivotal matchup at TD Garden.
Game time decision for Sean Kuraly for Game 5, per Bruce Cassidy. Would be a major boost for the Bruins as the fourth line hasn’t been great— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 18, 2019
As noted above, the fourth line hasn't played well for Boston in this series, whether you're looking at scoring production, puck possession or most anything else.
Kuraly tallied 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 71 regular-season games for the B's. In addition to his offense, he also provides a smart, responsible two-way presence on the ice that B's head coach Bruce Cassidy can trust. Kuraly notched four points (two goals, two assists) in Boston's 12 playoff games last year.
The Bruins and Leafs are tied at two wins apiece entering Game 5. Boston earned a 6-4 Game 4 win Wednesday night in Toronto to avoid a 3-1 hole.
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