Morning Skate: Wednesday, Nov. 28

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, Nov. 28

Ian Mendes takes a look at the top 10 marginal characters in NHL history given Guy Serotas very bizarre tweets about Sarah Silverman before he was dropped as a federal mediator in the NHL CBA negotiations.

Great piece by James Mirtle on unlikely CBA negotiator Kevin Westgarth, who is one of the lead figures among players in the CBA discussion while also serving as the LA Kings enforcer.

There are those who believe the NHL owners will eventually pull the 211 million in make whole money off the table. Bob McKenzie outlines it during a radio hit in Edmonton.

Daniel Alfredsson says the NHL players are all pissed off about the NHL lockout, and standing firmly behind Donald Fehr.

Brad Richards is scared for the NHL and the game of hockey at this point, and theres good reason for all of that. The lockout continues to threaten the long-term well being of the game.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the first NHL franchise to hit the 1 billion mark in worth, according to Forbes Magazine.

The San Jose Sharks have spelled out the amount of the first refund checks to season ticket holders as more NHL games go by the wayside.

For something completely different: This is the scariest hidden camera stunt ever. Its actually hard to believe this didnt end in a really, really bad way.

Acciari, Heinen called back up to Bruins

Acciari, Heinen called back up to Bruins

BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Bruins made a few roster moves after a slogging 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche earlier this week, with an eye toward getting some competition going among the forward group, and perhaps spark a team struggling offensively.

Danton Heinen and Noel Acciari were brought up from Providence to skate with the big club on Saturday morning at Warrior Ice Arena and gritty Anton Blidh was returned to the P-Bruins after a solid stint as a fourth-line energy guy for the Black and Gold. 

Jimmy Hayes and Colin Miller were the late skaters off the ice following morning skate, so those will be the healthy scratches for the Bruins with both Acciari and Heinen in the lineup for the Black and Gold tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden.

Heinen has been tearing it up for the P-Bruins lately with four goals and seven points in his past five games with a plus-2 rating, including a couple of two-goal games for a Providence team that’s starting to heat up. 

Otherwise, things looked fairly similar for the Black and Gold, who didn’t make any changes to the struggling top power-play unit that was a disaster on Thursday night in the first period. It was Patrice Bergeron in the bumper role, Ryan Spooner on the half-wall, David Backes at the front of the net and David Krejci and Torey Krug manning the point positions. 

Here are the Bruins projected line combos and D-pairings based on the morning skate: 

 
Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Heinen-Krejci-Backes

Spooner-Nash-Czarnik

Schaller-Moore-Acciari/Hayes

 
Chara-Carlo

Krug-McQuaid

Morrow-K. Miller

C. Miller

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