Injuries Beginning To Pile Up For Tomorrow's Tilt With Detroit.

Published March 5, 2018 at 4:01 PM

The Boston Bruins will be severely shorthanded when they host the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

We already know that Patrice Bergeron will be out and he will be joined by Charlie McAvoy and likely Tuukka Rask as well.

McAvoy suffered a lower-body injury very early in Saturday night's win over the Montreal Canadiens and he was not on the ice for today's morning skate.  He has already been ruled out for tomorrow's game versus Detroit.

"There's nothing new to report," said head coach Bruce Cassidy, per NBC Sports Boston. "He'll be evaluated [Monday] afternoon. He will not play tomorrow [vs. Detroit] and we'll go from there.

"You don't want to go through your whole lineup and start losing good players every night, but teams go through certain stretches [with injuries] and we're no different right now with [Patrice] Bergeron and McAvoy. If Tuukka [Rask, who also missed practice Monday] is extended, then that's three important positions and three key guys. But we feel like we have the depth as long as we get [those injured players] back in a reasonable amount of time. On the back end with Charlie, this is new. We missed him for a block earlier this year and we survived it. But we'll see what happens going forward with him and how extensive his injury will be. Until we know that, it's hard to get anxious. But we also know that we have [Matt] Grzelcyk and [Adam] McQuaid that sat out last game, and are very capable defensemen."

Rask's lower-body injury is considered "very minor," but he is likely to be held out of his straight game because of it.  Brandon Carlo returned to the Bruins top defensive pairing with Zdeno Chara in McAvoy's absence.
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