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Fresh Links: Reilled Up Edition

Reilly Smith has been a pleasant surprise, and the Bruins rotate players into the roster as they prepare to face the Sabres.

Reilly Smith continues to impress
Reilly Smith continues to impress
Joel Auerbach

<p><b>The Boston Bruins meet the Sabres in Buffalo tomorrow night at 8pm, coverage by NBCSN. </b></p>


<li> Reilly Smith has something happily in common with Gregory Campbell, and Smith has earned his second line spot. [<a href="">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> Chad Johnson may well get the nod in net tomorrow, but that doesn't mean the Bruins underestimate the Sabres. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Zdeno Chara took 30 stitches to close a gash in the Colorado Avalanche game on the 10th, and continues to heal. Jordan Caron is likely to be the healthy scratch on Wednesday against the Sabres. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Sadly, it is still all about Milan Lucic for the Sabres in this week's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game (and this NHL promotion has been dubbed "the hottest new brand in sports" by Forbes...) [<a href="">WNYPapers</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins' player rotation has been necessary so far, and has even brought benefits. [<a href="">EnterpriseNews</a>]</li>

<li> Godspeed former Bruin and Hall of Fame defenseman Allan "Snowshoes" Stanley. [<a href="">Examiner</a>]</li>


<p><b> Elsewhere around the ice: </b></p>


<li> Mind over goalposts... Ryan Miller is reaping benefits from a new mental focus. [<a href=" ">BuffaloHockeyBeat</a>]</li>

<li> Boston is supposed to be Tampa Bay's greatest rival? Not so fast, there... [<a href="">RawCharge</a>]</li>

<li> Roster Watch... who is trending up or down for Team Canada, and other observations on players around the NHL. [<a href="">EdmontonJournal</a>]</li>

<li> It looks line the Department of Player Safety is reaching a level of consistency. [<a href="">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Lest we forget what's at stake... a sobering slide show of NHLers whose careers were cut short by concussion. [<a href="">SportsIllustrated</a>]</li>

<li> What are YOU watching tonight? The Battle of Cole Harbour? The debut of Freddie Hamilton (older brother of Bruin Dougie Hamilton) with the Sharks? [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Are the better NHL teams getting better and the lesser ones getting worse? One man crunches the numbers for you. [<a href="">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>

<li> Elliotte Friedman offers his 30 Thoughts, and weighs in on how the "loser point" has changed the game. [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Read an excerpt from "The Game" by Ken Dryden about a day with the Stanley Cup. [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>