Boston Bruins head coach, Bruce Cassidy, has re-arranged the lines in his team to address the present concern they are facing.
Several key players of the Boston team would be unable to contribute to their games because they are recuperating from injuries.
Zdeno Chara, who plays as the Bruins defenseman, has been recovering from medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury.
During his team’s head-to-head match against the Colorado Avalanche last November 14, Chara suffered after damaging the MCL of his left knee.
He has to miss at least four weeks of games to recuperate. This unfortunate incident involving the Bruins captain further rubbed salt on the team’s wounds, losing to the Avalanche, 6-3.
Meanwhile, Bruins center, Patrice Bergeron, is recovering from sternoclavicular and rib damages.
In a November 16 Boston Bruins match against the Dallas Stars, he joined the expanding group of injured Black and Gold players.
Bergeron has to be excluded from the lineup for at least one month for treatment and re-evaluation.
Moreover, Bruins defenseman, Kevan Miller, is still on the mend after reportedly being struck on the throat with the puck.
Miller obtained his concussion during the November 26 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. This throat injury makes him unable to participate in the hockey games for five weeks.
With these key players absent from the important matches ahead, Cassidy assigned veteran center David Krejci, left winger Brad Marchand, and right winger, David Pastrnak in offensively leading the team.
This news comes after Bruins left winger, Jake DeBrusk, will not be able to play in two weekend matches.
The Bruins coach confirmed this, stating that DeBrusk has been feeling unwell, including the time when they were playing against the Tampa Bay Lightning last Thursday.
The Bruins lost to Tampa, 3-2. This season, the Black and Gold team has grappled in overtime. However, their fortune has been modified.
They were victorious in their last three matches that involved going into the extra period. On Sunday, the Bruins came out the victors on their game against the Ottawa Senators.
After he got the cross-crease pass from Krejci, defenseman Torey Krug led his team to win by scoring the match-winning strike.
Cassidy remarked that it is a pleasure to lead the Bruins which wins in overtime and effectively plays the game.