Petrus 'fortunate' to go from Giants to Patriots

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Petrus 'fortunate' to go from Giants to Patriots

FOXBORO -- Former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus didn't dare bring his Super Bowl ring into the Patriots locker room this week after signing with the team that his former Giants beat in last year's big game.
"I'm trying to get another one," he said with a confident smile after Wednesday's practice.
Petrus stood in front of his locker at Gillette Stadium and acknowledged the luxury of being able to not just get a second chance with an NFL team, but to get it with another NFL team that will be a contender down the stretch.
"I'm fortunate to be going from one great to another, that's for sure," said Petrus. "So I'm definitely happy to be in the situation that I'm in.
He compared both the Giants and Patriots organizations as well, saying that both teams prepared in similar fashion.
"Pretty much it's the same," he said. "Everybody's really focused on what they're doing and the task at hand, and what they have to do. I think it's similar."
Petrus said all he's focused on, right now, is memorizing the Patriots "massive" playbook.
"It's obviously a massive amount, learning all the calls and stuff," he said. "So that's kind of my main focus right now."

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Rask skates, expected to play tonight vs. Red Wings

Rask skates, expected to play tonight vs. Red Wings

BRIGHTON, Mass – The Bruins held an optional morning skate on Tuesday morning at Warrior Ice Arena with little more than a handful of B’s players skating, but the most important player to Boston success, Tuukka Rask, was taking part after missing practice on Monday.

Rask missed Monday’s practice session while getting checked out medically following his exit from Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh due to vision issues. He said on Tuesday that it was all related to migraines that have cropped up a couple of times in his NHL career. The Bruins No. 1 netminder also said he was good to play on Tuesday night against the Red Wings with just a couple of home games left until this weekend’s All-Star break.

That was the kind of good news embattled coach Claude Julien was looking for as Boston looks to end its season-worst, four-game losing streak.

“We’ve got good news so far, so that’s nice to see,” Julien said of Rask, who has started 13 of Boston’s past 14 games dating to a Dec. 27 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. “Obviously it was because of the migraines, so hopefully we won’t see much more of that.”

In other Black and Gold health news, both Colin Miller and Kevan Miller have been cleared to play, and are expected to rejoin the B’s lineup with John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow headed for healthy scratches. Here are the projected Bruins line combos and D-pairings as the Red Wings arrive for a divisional tilt after a shootout loss for Boston last week at Joe Louis Arena:

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Vatrano-Krejci-Backes

Schaller-Nash-Beleskey

Spooner-Moore-Hayes

 
Chara-Carlo

Krug-McQuaid

K. Miller-C. Miller


Rask