The Boston Bruins will be fighting for their lives tonight in Game 6. They certainly have a lot of obstacles going against them. They will be at one of the most electrifying buildings in the league, the Nassau Coliseum. It also does not help that Brandon Carlo and Kevan Miller still will be out.
The Bruins bottom six group of forwards is still very much in flux, or so it would appear, but coach Bruce Cassidy saw enough in Trent Frederic‘s return to action on Tuesday in Pittsburgh to leave him in the lineup for Thursday’s Garden tilt against the Buffalo Sabres. In Tuesday’s...
Trent Frederic will be back in the Boston Bruins lineup on Tuesday night after his longest absences from game action to date this season. The rookie forward, to no fault of his own, got nudged out of the lineup this month. He last played April 6, but then came down with a non-COVID illness. By the time he was ready to return, the Bruins acquired Curtis Lazar, and the Sean Kuraly-Lazar-Chris Wagner trio was humming.
The Bruins’ 1-0 loss on Sunday produced a tough love opportunity for coach Bruce Cassidy going into Tuesday’s rematch against the Penguins. As was telegraphed by the lines in Monday’s practice, Jake DeBrusk got the healthy scratch treatment again while Trent Frederic drew back into the lineup for the first time since April 6 when a non-COVID illness put him on the sidelines.
Frederic (illness) will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Penguins, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports. As a result, Jake DeBrusk will sit this one out, while coach Bruce Cassidy noted that the Bruins "want (Frederic) to get the motor going early" against Pittsburgh in his first game action since April 6. In 36 games to date, Frederic has logged four goals, five points and 55 PIM.
Trent Frederic had missed a little time with a non-COVID illness, but he’s now in healthy scratch territory. Reason being: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. The Boston Bruins have been unstoppable this week, beating the New York Islanders twice and the Buffalo Sabres once. All the while, the addition of Curtis Lazar onto the fourth line alongside Sean Kuraly and Chris Wagner has given the bottom trio a ton of life.
Frederic (illness) isn't in line to play Friday night against the Islanders. Frederic has been skating of late, but with the addition of Curtis Lazar having solidified the Bruins' fourth line, the team doesn't need to press Frederic back into the lineup. The 23-year-old last suited up April 6.
Frederic (illness) skated with the Bruins' taxi squad Tuesday , Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports. Though Frederic is back on the ice, he's not quite ready to join the Bruins' lineup, as he needs to build his conditioning, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports. The rugged forward could return to action as soon as Thursday night's game against the Islanders.
Frederic (illness) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Capitals. Frederic will sit out a third straight game. The rugged winger will aim to get healthy for Tuesday's home matchup against the Sabres.
Frederic (illness) will not be available for Saturday's tilt with the Flyers, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. Frederic will miss his second straight game while dealing with an illness. The bottom-six forward will be questionable for Sunday's game against the Capitals.
Frederic is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Capitals due to an illness that is not COVID-related. If Frederic is unable to play Thursday, Anton Blidh would be in line to sub in on the left wing of the Bruins' fourth line along with Sean Kuraly and Chris Wagner. The 23-year-old Frederic has logged four goals and five points in 36 games this season while racking up a team-high 55 PIM.
Frederic (illness) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. This illness hasn't been linked to COVID-19. However, the 23-year-old will miss his first game of the year. Anton Blidh will enter the lineup in Frederic's place.
Frederic was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly. Frederic is in a nine-game point drought, during which he's added only 10 hits. The 23-year-old forward has often played in the Bruins' bottom six, but he's not a lock for the game-day lineup when he's struggling.
Frederic was promoted to the active roster and had two hits in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Penguins. Frederic often moves to the taxi squad on off days, but he's been a bottom-six fixture in the lineup this year. He has five points, 53 PIM and 50 hits in 34 appearances.
Frederic was assigned to the Bruins' taxi squad Friday, per CapFriendly. Frederic once again reverts to the taxi squad on an off day. The 23-year-old should be considered likely to be promoted to the active roster for Saturday's game versus the Penguins.
Frederic is in line to be promoted to the active roster for Thursday night's game against the Penguins, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports. Frederic, who is slated to center Anton Blidh and Karson Kuhlman on Thursday, has logged four goals and five points in 32 games, but his 53 PIM are helpful to those in formats where penalty minutes are factored in.
Frederic is slated to center the Bruins' fourth line Tuesday against New Jersey, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports. Frederic saw some top-line duty on the left side while Brad Marchand missed two games due to COVID protocols, but he'll move back to his natural position Tuesday, on a line with Anton Blidh and Karson Kuhlman. Frederic, who hasn't recorded a point in his last four contests, has logged four goals and five points to go along with 53 PIM in 31 games overall.
Frederic was demoted to the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports. This is simply a paper move, as Frederic has appeared in all 31 games this season. The 23-year-old has five points and 53 PIM.
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By this point in the season, even if you’re just a casual fan of the Boston Bruins, you’ve heard of Trent Frederic. The 23-year-old has found ways to make quite a name for himself so far this season. He finds ways to make his time on the ice memorable, even if he’s not the highest point scorer on the roster. His physical style of play, though, is something this roster has been lacking in recent seasons. Between him and Nick Ritchie, the team can pack a punch.