Hamilton (lower-body) is being sent back to Boston to be re-evaluated after being injured in Sunday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien thinks that Hamilton will miss at least a week, "we'll see what the outcome is there but, right now, it doesn't seem like he's going to be playing with us probably this coming week. It doesn't look good as far as - the diagnosis on him was he's probably done for at least a week." The Bruins are hopeful that Johnny Boychuk will be available tomorrow at Calgary, if he is not then they will need to make a roster move.
Hamilton has left Sunday's game with an apparent lower-body injury and will not return.
Hamilton appeared to be injured following a collision with Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarson. The injuries continue to pile up for the Bruins who are already without defensemen Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuk and lost forwards Loui Eriksson and Chris Kelly last night. It has been a rough weekend for the Bruins in terms of health.
Fraser is in his first year with the Bruins organization after spending 2011-13 with the Dallas Stars. In 23 games with Providence he has 16 goals and five assists (21 points). He will make his Bruins debut tonight vs. Toronto, in 13 career NHL games he has on goal and two assists.
McQuaid has missed the last two games and this move allows the Bruins to recall a forward that they so desperately need after losing Chris Kelly, Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton last night. He is eligible to return whenever he is healthy so consider him questionable for Tuesday.
Thornton will have an in-person hearing for the sucker punch he landed on Brooks Orpik last night - he will not travel to Toronto for Sunday's game.
Thornton tugged Orpik down after a whistle and punched him when he was on his back. The surrounding Penguins players immediately called for the trainer as Orpik was clearly in distress. Thornton is likely looking at a lengthy suspension.
Kelly suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday and will not travel to play on Sunday.
Kelly was injured in the third on Saturday and will not play against the Maple Leafs tonight. Consider him day-to-day, as the Bruins will likely have to make some roster moves with Kelly and Loui Eriksson out of tonight's lineup.
Eriksson suffered a concussion on his first shift on Saturday.
Eirksson already missed an extended period of time from a concussion earlier this season, so a second one in the same season is bad news. Don't expect Eriksson to be on the ice in the near future as the Bruins will likely be very delicate with this situation.
Rask allowed two goals on 27 shots in a Thursday's loss to the Canadiens. He currently ranks 5th in GAA (1.90), 4th in SV% (.934) and 7th in wins (14) which shows he has been his usual dominant self in the first two months and a game this season. He will face the Penguins and their 5th ranked offence (3.07 G/PG) sans Evgeni Malkin tonight.
McQuaid (lower-body) will not play tonight or Sunday.
McQuaid will miss his third and fourth consecutive game with the lingering lower-body issue. He returned for three games before reagrevating the injury that will have cost him 11 of the last 14 games after tomorrow. He is hoping to play on the Bruins upcoming road-trip that starts tomorrow and ends on December 14 (four games).
Johnny Boychuk will be out 3-7 days after being diagnosed with strained back.
This is great news for Boychuk and the Bruins after what was very scary incident on Thursday. Boychuk will miss four-to-five games barring any setback. Kevan Miller is expected to dress until Adam McQuaid is ready to return to the lineup.
Boychuk who was stretchered off of the ice on Thursday has been released from hospital and been given clearance to travel back to Boston with the team.
Just 4:28 into the first, Boychuk was an unfortunate victim of a hit by Max Pacioretty. The Habs forward was called for cross-checking, but Boychuk laid motionless for several minutes before leaving the game on a stretcher. “Before he was transported to the hospital, he was able to demonstrate movement in all of his extremities," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said. While further details haven’t been released regarding Boychuk’s severity (likely a back injury), head coach Claude Julien confirmed that the 6-foot-2 defenseman will travel back with the B's.