Rask is in the starter's crease at the morning skate.
Rask allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Bruins’ win over the Panthers on Monday. Rask has won three of his last four starts (3-0-1) while posting a 1.71 GAA and .941 SV%. Rask has been exceptional this season and tonight he starts in Washington. The 29-year-old has gone 8-2-1 with a 1.44 GAA and .950 SV% in 11 starts on the road.
Beleskey is expected to miss six weeks with a right knee injury.
Beleskey left Saturday’s game with a knee injury and the Bruins announced that he will miss approximately six weeks. Beleskey has struggled in 2016-17, but this is still a tough loss for the Bruins. Expect Anton Blidh to stay with the team for the foreseeable future.
Rask allowed one goal on 36 shots in the Bruins’ win in Buffalo on Saturday. After losing three of four, Rask turned in a stellar performance and is now tied for second in the NHL with 13 wins. Rask also carries the third best SV% (.941) and tonight he faces the Panthers for the second time, he stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 2-1 win in the first meeting.
Krug (illness) missed the morning skate but is expected to play vs. Florida.
Krug was absent from the Bruins’ morning skate on Monday, but head coach Claude Julien said that Krug will try and give it a go tonight. Krug has had a hard time finding the back of the net in his first 25 games, scoring just one goal on 77 shots, but it’s only a matter of time before the puck starts bouncing the right way for the talented defenseman.
Chara (lower-body) is expected to return to the Bruins’ lineup on Monday.
Chara has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury, but he will return to the lineup vs. the Panthers. Chara is expected to replace Joe Morrow in the lineup and comes into play with one goal and five assists (six points) in 19 games this season.
Rask allowed two goals on 21 shots in the Bruins’ shootout loss in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Rask has lost three of his last four starts while posting a 2.24 GAA and .914 SV%. Tonight he will start today in Buffalo—Rask is 7-2-1 with a 1.48 GAA and .947 SV% on the road this season.
The Bruins have recalled Anton Blidh from Providence (AHL).
Blidh, 21, was a sixth round pick (180th overall) in 2013 and was recalled after posting nine points (5G / 4A) in 19 games with Providence. Blidh will travel to Buffalo and could make his NHL debut on Saturday.
Rask is the Bruins' projected starter for Thursday.
Rask gave up two goals on 21 shots in the Bruins’ shootout loss in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Rask has now lost three of his last four starts while posting a 2.24 GAA and .914 SV%. Rask is still playing very well, but tonight he faces a hot Hurricanes team. Rask is 5-2-0 with a 1.86 GAA and .924 SV% on home-ice this season.
Liles suffered a concussion after he crashed face-first into the boards in Sunday’s win over the Lightning. With Liles out, Joe Morrow was back in the lineup with Liles out and expect that to remain the case until Zdeno Chara is good-to-go.
Rask stopped 30 of 32 shots in the Bruins win over the the Lightning on Sunday. After losing his last two stars, Rask got back on track with a great outing vs. Tampa Bay and is now tied for second in the NHL with 12 wins. Tonight he starts in Philadelphia—Rask has gone 7-2-0 with a 1.44 GAA and .950 SV% on the road this season.
Chara will not travel to Philadelphia for Tuesday’s game, making it the fourth straight game that he has missed. J-M Liles will not play either, so Joe Morrow will draw back into the lineup. Consider Chara as day-to-day.