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The Bruins’ trade deadline acquisitions have become key as injuries test the roster depth

NHL: Preseason-Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
Oh no you don’t! Anton Khudobin shuts the door.
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A number of injured Bruins will watch from the ninth floor as the Bruins host the Red Wings tonight at 7:00 PM on NESN and NBCSN.

  • Expect to see Anton Khudobin in net tonight. Fox Sports
  • Don’t even start in with the “he’s sawft” nonsense again. The facts STILL do not support your Tuukka Rask hate. WEEI
  • Nick Holden is looking like the defenseman most probable to be slotted in for ailing Charlie McAvoy. Holden has held down the right side before on the Rangers’ top pairing. Cross your fingers for Charlie’s quick convalescence. Boston Globe It turned out to be a good idea to acquire Holden.
  • A little help from his friends- see how Patrice Bergeron was able to to join his teammates for the team photo. (With video) MassLive
  • The word is caution. With several key Bruins on the mend, the team will need all of those games in hand and banked up wins as a cushion to allow them to heal fully for the postseason. Metro
  • Is it time to panic about the Bruins’ postseason chances? Discuss! Boston Herald
  • The forecast is sunnier for the Bruins’ power play recently. Bruins Daily
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, two Atlanta Gladiators are en route to join the PBruins. Gwinnett Daily Post
  • This may be because of a spate of injuries, as noted in this weekend’s PBruins summary. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • 2-2-4. The Maple Leafs are now three points behind the Bruins, and the Lightning are six points ahead. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Thanks, Sabres, for beating the Maple Leafs 5-2 to not only help the Bruins in the standings but to make us all feel better for having lost to you. Sportsnet
  • A quick change to the NBCSN lineup- former Olympian and local lass AJ Mleczko is joining Chris Cuthbert and Brian Boucher at the mike in tonight’s broadcast. Boston Globe
  • The Bruins’ trade deadline moves made this TSN top storylines list. TSN
  • Here are the suggestions for new awards that the NHL should create. ESPN
  • Get your tickets here! BRAWLER: A PLAY IN ALL CAPS features the Boston and Providence Bruins as the backdrop for larger questions about what happens to a person deep in the heat of battle who is suddenly sidelined. Broadway World