After quite a bit of time away, the Bruins took to the ice in a familiar place on Wednesday:
Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a big, empty arena. But hey, it’s better than being in New Jersey!
The big question mark heading into practice today was the status of Matt Grzelcyk, who left Monday’s game with what looked like an arm injury.
However, Grzelcyk practiced with the rest of the group today and skated with his regular defense partner, so he should be good to go tomorrow.
Elsewhere on the injury front, the news wasn’t as good: Ondrej Kase appears set to spend some time on the shelf.
Cassidy: “Kase’s out tomorrow. I don’t know when he’ll be back, to be honest.”— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) January 20, 2021
Pure speculation, but combine the fact that it looked like Kase was hit high with the undetermined timetable for his return, and things point toward concussion.
Hopefully Kase is on the mend soon. You can’t help but feel bad for a guy who has never really had a chance to get his feet under him in Boston.
There was, however, a welcome injury-related sight today too:
David Pastrnak wore a non-contact jersey and appears to still be a couple of weeks away from returning, but seeing that line reunited, even on the bench during practice, is a sight for sore eyes.