The Boston Bruins have been active in the days leading up to the trade deadline. They have already acquired defenseman Dmitry Orlov and winger Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals as well as Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings. The reinforcements may be needed as a few players are injured, but the team did get some good news when it comes to one of their best forwards.
Brad Marchand left Thursday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres with an injury. According to Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic, the star two-way winger avoided serious injury and will be available for tomorrow night’s game. Marchand has 53 points in 53 games this season, so this news is a sigh of relief for the team at the top of the NHL standings.
- The news was not all good for the Bruins. Matt Porter of the Boston Globe reports Taylor Hall is going to need a second opinion to diagnose his knee injury. A timeline for his return is not available but Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff reports it could be in the four week range.
- Seravalli also mentions the injury to Nick Foligno could be long term. In fact, the winger may miss the rest of the regular season. It is not ideal to have players missing long stretches of time with injuries, but if Foligno is out until the playoffs, the Bruins can place him on LTIR and free up $3.8MM in cap space to use before today’s trade deadline.