Backes, Bergeron Out For Tonight’s Game

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins

By: KG                   Follow me on Twitter: @kgbngblog

It was announced earlier today that both David Backes and Patrice Bergeron will not be playing in tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators. Head Coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed this to the media after the morning skate. Both Backes and Bergeron are key parts of the Bruins forward core, and their presence will be evident in the play of the Bruins. It seems like their spots will be filled with Ryan Spooner and Frank Vatrano. The projected lines for tonight look like this…

FORWARDS

Marchand – Spooner – Bjork

DeBrusk – Krejci – Pastrnak

Beleskey – Kuraly – Vatrano

Schaller – Nash – Acciari

DEFENSE

Chara – Carlo

Miller – McAvoy

Grzelcyk – McQuaid

 

Also, note that Torey Krug was practicing, but in a Non-Contact jersey. I’m guessing he won’t play tonight, but it seems to be very probable that he could be back in time for the game at home against Colorado on the 9th.

 

SOURCES: @_TyAnderson on Twitter, @GlobeFluto on Twitter

 

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