Things are definitely not going well for the Boston Bruins lately, to put it nicely, and losing a bunch of players to injuries in January and February has contributed to the problems. However, some of the ailing Bruins are making their way back into the lineup little by little, providing a silver lining on the clouds. Remember Tales from the Sick Bay? Let’s update it:
- Daniel Paille and Adam McQuaid are feeling better and playing normally.
- Patrice Bergeron was considered a game-time decision for both Tampa Bay and Florida. He played in both games.
- Benoit Pouliot played against Florida after not playing since Buffalo.
- There’s no update on Max Sauve, but Trent Whitfield was just reassigned to Providence.
In more good news, Rich Peverley, who has been out for just over a month now (since Feb. 15 against Montreal), was seen skating before the Bruins’ practice on March 16. Before he went down with an MCL injury that had a projected 4-6 week healing time, Peverley had nine goals and 29 assists. There weren’t too many long stretches where he didn’t appear on the scoresheet at all, either.
He’s not ready to play yet by any means–he didn’t stick around for the team’s regular practice–but the fact that he’s starting to feel better, as are some of the other recently-injured Bruins, is good.