Peverley to miss games for 'personal matters'

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Peverley to miss games for 'personal matters'

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:

Forwards:
Pouliot-Bergeron-Seguin
Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Caron-Kelly-Hamill
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Defensemen:
Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Corvo
Ference-McQuaid

Goaltenders:
Rask
Thomas

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?

0:41 - Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss what’s going on between the Patriots and Malcolm Butler after Bill Belichick praised Jonathan Jones and Eric Rowe but didn’t have much to say on Butler.

5:39 - John Farrell thinks David Price out of the bullpen can be similar to Andrew Miller with the Indians last year in the playoffs. Our panel on BST break it down.

10:35 - Curran, Holley, Smith, and Phil Perry talk about the NFL ratings being down and why that continues to be.

15:15 - Evan Drellich joins BST after the Red Sox win to explain why Drew Pomeranz could be even more threatening, how good the bullpen actually is, and the offense not driving in runs.

Krug, Forbacka Karlsson suffer upper body injuries vs. Red Wings

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Krug, Forbacka Karlsson suffer upper body injuries vs. Red Wings

BOSTON – The Bruins ended Tuesday night’s preseason home date with another feel-good victory over the Red Wings, but it may have come at a cost.

Both Torey Krug and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson were injured in the second period of the B’s 4-2 win over the Red Wings at TD Garden, and didn’t return to the game. Krug was hit in the face with a puck in the defensive zone during the second period, and quickly exited the ice with Bruins trainer Don DelNegro after the impact of the puck hitting his face initially took his feet out from under him.  

“[Krug] clearly didn’t finish the game, and took a shot up in the facial area,” said Bruce Cassidy of Krug, who had a couple of shots on net in 9:10 of ice time while largely playing with Charlie McAvoy in an offensive-minded pairing. “We’ll probably have an update tomorrow.”

Forbacka Karlsson took a hard tumble into the end boards in the game’s middle period, and never returned after serving up the primary assist on Danton Heinen’s goal earlier in that very same period. JFK tried to return to Tuesday night’s win over the Red Wings, according to Cassidy, but was kept out of the game with an upper body injury that has his status as questionable moving forward.

“He went into the boards late in the second. He’s day-to-day, upper body. I think wanted to – he did come back and try [to return to the game],” said Cassidy of JFK, who put up an assist and a plus-1 rating in 8:37 of ice time before leaving the game. “I don’t think it’s serious, but I can’t speculate. We’ll get another update tomorrow. It didn’t look good, but I don’t think it’s as bad as it looked. We’ll know more [about JFK] tomorrow.”

It certainly sounds like both Krug and JFK could miss a day or two of practice moving forward after the injury wear-and-tear of preseason action, but the hope is that the Black and Gold won’t be missing a couple of key performers for anything more than that.  

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