The Boston Bruins will be without some main players Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild according to Boston Bruins on Twitter.
First off, starting goaltender Tuukka Rask will be out for another game with “general soreness”. This will be the second straight game that Rask will be out of the lineup. In his place, is Malcolm Subban, who has gone 0-3-1 in Providence so far this year. Subban will get the start tonight per HC Julien.
Secondly, the backup goalie for the Bruins, Anton Khudobin, will also be out for about 3 weeks with an upper-body injury that was suffered in practice. Replacing him, is Zane McIntyre, who is 1-0-0 in Providence this year.
So with both goalies out with injury, it was looking like it couldn’t get much worse for the black and gold, but it did. HC Claude Julien says that David Backes will miss tonight’s contest with a “minor issue” and is currently listed as day-to-day.
So after all of this unfortunate news that was announced today, there was one release that is good to hear, well, good and bad. Blueliner Adam McQuaid is clear to play and will be in the lineup on Tuesday night, however, rookie blueliner Rob O’Gara was assigned to the Baby Bruins due to the return of McQuaid. Either way, it’ll add some toughness on the back end.
Many questions are to be asked heading into this game. Will Malcolm Subban be a valuable prospect between the pipes? Can McQuaid return to full form? Will David Krejci turn up his play? And most importantly, will the Bruins escape with a win in Boston against the 3-2-1 Minnesota Wild? The only way to answer these questions, is to watch the game.
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