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Brandon Carlo won't play tomorrow, Rask & Miller remain out

Tough break for Carlo.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

As if the Bruins' loss to the Penguins last night wasn't bad enough, it came with an extra bit of bad news when Brandon Carlo left the game with what was termed an upper-body injury.

That news didn't get any better today, with Bruce Cassidy confirming that Carlo will not play tomorrow.

Cassidy didn't elaborate on what the issue is, sticking with upper body.

Replays from his last shift showed Carlo come up a little sore after taking a few strides following the delivery of a hit, meaning it may be something shoulder/rib/something in there related.

Fortunately, it didn't appear to be another head injury, though I suppose it's tough to know for sure.

It's a tough break for Carlo, who just returned from an extended absence.

Cassidy also confirmed that Tuukka Rask and Kevan Miller won't play this weekend, with Miller possibly ready early next week.

With Rask, Cassidy mentioned that he was undergoing treatment but wasn't responding to it as well as they'd hoped.

He added that the nebulous nature of the injury made it a bit tougher to deal with (as opposed to something more certain, like "broken hand - out 6 weeks").

There were no major changes at practice today.

The Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy pairing was reunited, and Steven Kampfer drew in on the third line with Jakub Zboril.