The Boston Bruins lineup is regaining its strength as its key players, including team captain Zdeno Chára, returns to play.
National Hockey League (NHL) enthusiasts who have been following the Bruins may observe that their favorite team is getting beefed up again.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy is also feeling the bright and motivated spirits as he announced Chára’s comeback on Thursday morning.
Not only that, three other important players – Bruins defenseman, Kevan Miller, center Patrice Bergeron, and left winger Jake DeBrusk – have also indicated that they have recovered from their injuries and ready to play again.
Cassidy cited that as a team, they have become “a little more hard-nosed” as Chára and Miller have recovered and get back to work.
He said that they are taking it day by day. He is hopeful that the Bruins will be able to pick up again as his players are back on their feet.
During the initial parts of the 2018 to 2019 NHL season, the Bruins was plagued with a November filled with player concussions.
Defenseman and captain, Chára, injured his medial collateral ligament (MCL) as the Bruins went head-to-head against the Colorado Avalanche.
After a 19-match absence, the 41-year-old Black and Gold player is coming back and was paired with defenseman Matt Grzelcyk during the team’s morning skate.
Bergeron is another Bruins member who had to spend time away from the games to recuperate from rib and sternoclavicular damages.
The Bruins center incurred these injuries from their game against the Dallas Stars last month.
Last Saturday, Bergeron scored two goals which also included his 300th as well as two assists during the team’s 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators.
Miller had to undergo treatment for damaging his larynx due to a puck strike during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Since December 8, DeBrusk was out due to an upper-body injury. However, he is also back and this season, the 22-year-old forward has had two assists and ten goals in 28 matches.
Meanwhile, defenseman Charlie McAvoy is out with a lower-body injury that he incurred following his blocking of a shot on Sunday’s match against the North Carolina Hurricanes.
He is out for a while and was not in sight as the usual skating partner of the Bruins’ team captain.
As Chára, Bergeron, Miller, and DeBrusk gets back to play for the Boston team, the Bruins head coach remarked that they would play on as the terrain is looking better for the team.
The New Jersey Devils are victorious against the Bruins, 5-2, on Thursday’s game at the TD Garden.