Krug who missed practice on Tuesday with what the Bruins called a 'minor body issue' is back on the ice this morning.
Krug's availability for Thursday's game never really seemed in jeopardy, but this ensures that he will be in the lineup tomorrow. The 22-year-old defenseman has enjoyed a great start to the season collecting seven goals and 16 points in 27 games. The seven goals in tied for the league lead amongst D-men. He should be activated in all formats.
McQuaid tweaked the hip/groin that had kept him out of eight games in November, thus necessitating the recall of Kevan Miller. McQuaid played just 13:45 in Saturday's game, his third game back from injury. He is day-to-day and unlikely to play on Thursday.
Johnson leads the Bruins onto the ice for warmups.
Johnson surrendered two goals on 24 shots in a win over the Hurricanes last Saturday. The W moved him to 3-1-0 with a 2.21 GAA and .917 SV%. He has already beat Columbus this season, so he is worth spot-start consideration.
Johnson was the first off at an optional skate, read into that what you will.
With Tuukka Rask taking on the Rangers on Friday, Johnson should get the start tonight and being first off would suggest that he will, but nothing is confirmed. He surrendered two goals on 24 shots in a win over the Hurricanes last Saturday. The W moved him to 3-1-0 with a 2.21 GAA and .917 SV%. He has already beat Columbus this season, so if he starts, he is worth spot-start consideration.
Rask was beat up for six goals on 28 shots in loss to the Red WIngs on Wednesday. The Bruins just did not show up for this one and left Rask hung-out to dry. Expect a better Boston team today, and as usual Rask is a must-start.
Seidenberg travelled with the team to Detroit and took part in the morning skate, but will sit out his fourth straight game. There is a chance that he could be back on the blueline on Friday vs. the Rangers.
Rask allowed three goals on 31 shots in an overtime win vs. the Penguins on Monday. He allowed the game-tying goal with 0.3 seconds left, but was still able to walk away with the win. He is in Detroit tonight to take on a Pavel Datsyuk-less Red Wings team. He is a must-start regardless of his matchup, but the absence of the Magician makes you feel a little better about this one.
Seidenberg (lower-body) will make the trip with the team to Detroit.
Seidenberg has missed the last three games after injuring his lower-body last Tuesday. He will travel with the team and could be in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Red Wings. Seidenberg has six assists and a plus-10 rating in 21 games.
McQuaid (lower-body) will travel with the Bruins to Detroit.
McQuaid has missed the last eight games after suffering a lower body injury on November 9 vs. Toronto. He continues to skate with the Bruins as he works his way back. He will travel to Detroit and could be in the lineup on Wednesday. McQuaid is a rugged defenseman who brings a lot of physicality to the Bruins blueline, but does not produce enough offensively to be fantasy relevant.
Rask gave up two goals on 26 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues on Thursday. He was given the night off on Saturday, so he is back in the cage rested tonight vs. a strong Penguins team. In his first start against Pittsburgh he allowed three goals on 34 shots in a 3-2 loss.