SUNRISE, Fl. When Rich Peverley was missing from morning skate at the BankAtlantic Center, one might have expected his nagging undisclosed injury was bothering him again. But instead, the shifty winger will miss tonights game against the Florida Panthers and is also expected to miss Tuesday nights game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum.
Bruins coach Claude Julien wouldnt get into the reasons behind Peverleys absence, but indicated that hell probably meet the team in New Jersey for Thursday nights game against the Devils to close out the four-game road trip.
Peverley has been excused from our hockey club to attend to some personal matters back in Boston, said Claude Julien. In likelihood he should join us back in New Jersey.
Zach Hamill has been penciled into Peverleys spot on the third line right wing, and will play after being scratched in favor of Jordan Caron over the last two games. In other pregame news, Tuukka Rask was the first goalie off the ice during morning skate and is expected to start between the pipes while Adam McQuaid (right forearm from blocked shot) should also be in the lineup.
The projected lines for tonights game against the Panthers are: