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Fresh Links: True Grit

The Flyers are in town to face the Bruins, the injury bug plagues both.

New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers
Don’t let the bug-eyes fool you, this is NOT the injury bug
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The Bruins host Gritty the Flyers tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Both teams have suffered early this season from injuries, and Brian Elliott has struggled. Yahoo Sports
  • From behind enemy lines, here is where the Flyers are at. Michael Raffl will be out, and Michal Neuvirth is still working on a return to action. HockeyBuzz
  • Calling the Providence Bruins- with Urho Vaakanainen suffering a dirty hit concussion, another PBruin will be tapped to leap into the breach. If Tuukka Rask starts tonight, it will likely be Jaroslav Halak welcoming his old friends from Montreal on Saturday. Boston Globe
  • No official word yet, but conjecture is that the lucky PBruin is Jeremy Lauzon. @MarkDivver
  • With Bruins defensemen dropping like flies, secondary scoring has likewise plummeted. Providence Journal
  • As a result, John Moore and Brandon Carlo have been pressed to take on more of the defensive load. Don’t expect their efforts to always show on the score sheet. The Hockey Writers
  • David Pastrnak was quick to realize when the Senators had too many men on the ice on Tuesday, and capitalizedon their mistake. (With video) NESN
  • The final word on the Bruins’ recently concluded western roadie? Welp. Will this week be any better? The Hockey Writers
  • Brandon Carlo had words of praise for a former mentor, now General Manager of the Vancouver Giants, who saw potential in the then lanky youngster. It looks like the feeling is mutual. The Province
  • Our Rangers friends believe there is little traction in a Chris Kreider to Boston rumor, and when you read what they’d like in return, that may be a good thing. They also find Adam McQuaid playing a role that Bruins fans may find familiar- as both leader and logjammer. Blueshirt Banter

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Matt Beleskey is on waivers again. TSN
  • Did the Bruins dodge a bullet in avoiding the “Roxy Flu” while in Vancouver last weekend? Bonus- former Bruin Mike Knuble weighs in. WashingtonPost
  • You’ve gotta wonder, then, if the “Vegas Flu” is a real thing. ESPN
  • Science! NHL Alumni are on board for fact-based research on the effectiveness of cannabis in pain management. Sportsnet
  • Local lad Brian Boyle has good news regarding his battle with a blood cancer. TSN
  • Good, clean fun- have a laugh (or groan) along with Jordan Staal and Justin Williams as they compete to stifle a laugh at charming, serial dad jokes. (With video) BarDown