Judging by their roster to start the new season, the Boston Bruins’ new colors might be black and blue. Patrice Bergeron, Adam McQuaid, and Kevan Miller will all miss the season opener in Columbus on Thursday night.
While Bergeron and McQuaid are considered day-to-day with lower and upper body injuries respectively, Miller will miss approximately six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand.
- Sidney Crosby practiced with the full Penguins this morning. Crosby took a line rush, then changed into a non-contact jersey, according to Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Crosby’s participation lessened throughout the practice, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com. Crosby will not play in the Penguins season opener on Thursday.
- With Carey Price expected to miss the Canadiens season opener with the flu, Montreal has recalled goalie Charlie Lindgren to backup for Al Montoya in Buffalo on Thursday night.
- The New Jersey Devils will not be signing goaltender Anders Lindback after his PTO, according to Andrew Gross of the New Jersey Record. Lindback was brought in to cover for Cory Schneider while he was away at the World Cup of Hockey.