Hampus Lindholm will return to the Boston Bruins’ lineup for Thursday night’s Game 6 against the Carolina Hurricanes, with Matt Grzelcyk taking a seat. Up front, Trent Frederic will go back in, with Chris Wagner coming out.
Bruce Cassidy is making some tweaks to his lineup ahead of Bruins-Hurricanes Game 3, and Chris Wagner will get to see his first Stanley Cup playoff action this series. Wagner, who played one game with Boston this season and spent the rest of 2021-22 in Providence, will slot in against Carolina for Trent Frederic. Cassidy was critical of Frederic taking an avoidable in the Bruins’ Game 2 loss and benched him during the second period.
Trent Frederic has made the most of his spin around the “learning curve,” and the Boston Bruins are better off. Head coach Bruce Cassidy praised the Bruins forward Saturday for responding to his recent benching in the best of ways. Frederic sat out Thursday’s Bruins versus Ottawa Senators game as a healthy scratch, a decision Cassidy made in an effort to prompt the 24-year-old to play with more discipline. Frederic returned to Boston’s lineup Saturday for the matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins and did just that … after he scored game’s opening goal after just 49 seconds.
Matt Grzelcyk will return for the Boston Bruins’ game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, while Trent Frederic will be a healthy scratch.
Frederic is expected to slot back into the lineup for Saturday's game against the Penguins. Frederic should slot into a bottom-six role after sitting as a healthy scratch for Thursday's loss to Ottawa. He's picked up 15 points and 101 hits through 52 games this campaign.
The Bruins were playing some of their best hockey to begin 2022 but have hit a bit of a slump of late. Boston has looked undisciplined at times over its last few games, the latest showing coming Tuesday in the B’s 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden.
Trent Frederic was back at Boston Bruins practice on Thursday, while David Pastrnak and Hampus Lindholm were not. Coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters that Pastrnak would not play on Friday, while Lindholm has not yet been ruled out.
Frederic (upper body) will play Friday versus the Lightning, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports. Frederic missed Tuesday's game versus the Red Wings, but that'll be the extent of his absence with this injury. The 24-year-old will return to his usual third-line role. He's posted nine points, 30 hits, 29 shots on goal and 13 PIM in 16 games since the start of March.
Boston Bruins forwards David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic have been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the host Detroit Red
The Boston Bruins got a painful reminder that the most important thing down the stretch is health, as David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic both left Monday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets with injuries and did not return.
The Bruins look to extend their win streak Tuesday night but will need to do so without David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic. Boston visits the Detroit Red Wings on the second night of a back-to-back. The Bruins are coming off an exciting 3-2 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets but were left shorthanded when both Frederic and Pastrnak left the game.
Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy announced that David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic will both miss Tuesday night’s game in Detroit against the Red Wings. Both were injured in Monday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.