News: Kelly (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie of Journal de Montreal reports.
Impact: There's no word on what's wrong with Kelly, but considering he was filling in for David Krejci (undisclosed) as the team's top line center, the Bruins figure to be shallow down the middle for the foreseeable future.
News: Rask will start Saturday's game against Montreal.
Impact: Rask, who shut out the Blues in his last outing on Tuesday, will thus look to change his luck against Montreal, a team that has given him trouble in the past. To date, Rask has recorded career 3-11-3 record against the Habs.
News: Krejci (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Canadiens, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Krejci's injury is suspected to involve his hip, and continues to linger around and hold him out of games. Krejci has been impressive when healthy with three goals and seven assists in 11 games, but for now he remains day-to-day.
News: Rask is expected to start Saturday's game against Montreal, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Rask owns a career 3-11-3 record against Montreal, but with Niklas Svedberg having started Friday's game against the Blue Jackets, it appears as though the Bruins are prepared to give Rask -- who shut out the Blues on Tuesday -- a chance to change his luck against the Habs on Saturday.
News: Marchand (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Impact: The retroactive placement on IR doesn't change Marchand's situation much, as he'll be eligible to return to action at any point after Saturday's game since he last played Nov. 15. The Bruins continue to view him as day-to-day, but moving him to IR will at least allow the Bruins to bring a healthy forward into the lineup.
News: Lindblad was recalled from AHL Providence on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: With both Brad Marchand and David Krejci dealing with injuries and iffy to play Saturday against the Canadiens, Jordan Caron and Matt Lindblad were recalled to provide some insurance at forward. Lindblad tallied just five points over 15 games in the minors, numbers that would probably confine him to a bottom-six role if he ends up suiting up Saturday for the Bruins.
News: Trotman was reassigned to AHL Providence on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: Injuries to David Krejci and Brad Marchand have compromised the Bruins' depth at forward, prompting the team to recall a pair of wingers at the expense of Trotman. The 24-year-old had been a healthy scratch the last three games and wasn't likely to see much ice time in the near future anyway now that Kevan Miller (upper body) is back healthy.
News: Caron was recalled from AHL Providence on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: With both Brad Marchand and David Krejci dealing with injuries and iffy to play Saturday against the Canadiens, Caron and Matt Lindblad were recalled to provide some insurance at forward. Caron would likely suit up as part of the team's bottom-six if he gets into the lineup Saturday, mitigating any fantasy value he might hold.
News: Miller (upper body) saw 20:32 worth of ice time in Friday's shootout win over Columbus.
Impact: It was Miller's first game back since dislocating his shoulder on Oct. 18, and with Adam McQuaid the latest Boston blueliner to be sidelined, Miller -- who has yet to has yet to record a point in seven games this season -- figures to be a fixture in the Bruins' lineup in the coming weeks.
News: Khokhlachev saw 9:33 worth of ice time in Friday's shootout win over Columbus.
Impact: Khokhlachev, who suited up Friday with David Krejci scratched, ended up making a mark in his first NHL game of the season, scoring in Round 7 of the shootout to cement the Bruins' win. With Krejci's status for Saturday's game against Montreal unclear, Khokhlachev -- who has 16 points in 15 AHL games with Providence to his credit -- has a chance to remain in the Boston lineup for the second straight contest.
News: Krejci missed Friday's game against Columbus due to an unspecified injury issue that is suspected to involve his hip, according to the Boston Herald.
Impact: While coach Claude Julien didn't go into specifics about Krejci's injury, he noted Friday that "it's one of those things where one day he's feeling 100 percent � the next day not so much." While Julien suggests that the Bruins don't expect Krejci's injury to linger on down the road, he acknowledged that at this stage, "it's just an issue where right now, as we speak, it's a little bit dicey." The center's status for Saturday's game against Montreal is thus cloudy.
News: Paille notched his first goal of the season in Friday's shootout win over the Blue Jackets.
Impact: As a fourth-line forward who isn't a prolific hitter or scorer, Paille's fantasy utility remains extremely limited. He'll probably need to climb to a top-six role before becoming an interesting commodity, something that doesn't seem on track to happen this season.
News: Svedberg made 21 saves in regulation before shutting down all seven Blue Jackets' shooters in the shootout Friday for his third win of the season.
Impact: Not a bad outing for the Bruins' backup, who is now 3-3-0 on the season. When he gets called upon, which won't be often, Svedberg makes for a decent fantasy option in the crease. Tuukka Rask, who is the clear-cut starter in Boston, will return Saturday to play in the second half of the Bruins' back-to-back.
News: Lucic picked up 12 PIM and was credited with a game-high six hits in Friday's shootout win over the Blue Jackets.
Impact: Quite the eventful night for Lucic, who got one-punched by Jackets' Dalton Prout in the overtime period. Looch took exception to the knockout, earning himself a game misconduct for the following punch he threw after the linesman had broken up the fight. While he may be contributing with PIM and hits, Lucic has now gone pointless in four straight games, managing only three goals on the season. He is on pace to record his lowest full-season point total since 2009-10. While Lucic's better than what he is showing right now, he isn't playing anything like the 30-goal, 60-point player we have gotten to know in the past.
News: Bartkowski contributed a pair of assists and picked up four PIM in Friday's shootout win over Columbus.
Impact: That's three points in two games for Bartkowski, who has only appeared in eight games this season. Considering he doesn't play on the power play and has never recorded more than 18 points in a season, don't expect much more offense from the 26-year-old. Bartkowski's on the third defensive pairing and won't provide much value outside of the deepest of leagues.