NEW YORK The Bruins will once again get a new look for Sunday nights game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Dennis Seidenberg will return to the lineup after missing two games with an infection in a cut above his left knee, and Daniel Paille will replace Gregory Campbell (lower body) after he was dinged up in the win over the Islanders Saturday afternoon.
Well have eight defensemen out there for warm-ups, so well make our decision on the scratches after that, said Julien when asked which blueliner will sit with Seidenberg back in the fold.
Claude Julien also indicated that Adam McQuaid was back out on the ice Sunday, and his left eye is healing nicely after taking the Jason Chimera charging hit into the boards last week. Tuukka Rask (strained groinabdomen) is likewise progressing and could be getting back onto the ice soon according to Julien, and the goaltender himself predicted that hed back on the ice at some point next week.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while having never said “break a leg” for good luck to fellow Stoneham, Mass., native Nancy Kerrigan on social media, or otherwise.
*A brief video history of Sidney Crosby spearing, or otherwise targeting, opponents in the crotches prepared with care and thought by the Puck Daddy himself, Greg Wyshynski.
*Elliotte Friedman has his 30 thoughts for the week and a few of them centered around new Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy.
*Could the NBA’s star-resting phenomenon reach into the NHL when it comes to getting in-season time off for the superstars?
*Give the Leafs credit because they picked up coach Mike Babcock when he made a rare screw-up against the Blue Jackets.
*Check out the sick USA/Russia skating kicks on Alex Ovechkin, who had them custom made for a charity event.
*Speaking of Ovechkin, could T.J. Oshie and not Ovechkin actually lead the Capitals in scoring this season?
*For something completely different: Hide the women and children, the Scorpions and Megadeath are going on a North American tour together.