Bruins In Trouble? By Shaun Petipas
Around the NHL and NFL teams are reeling due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. With the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes already struggling with players testing positive you can now add the Boston Bruins to that list.
Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy just got out the leagues COVID-19 protocols as the team returned home from a western Canada swing where they face Vancouver Canuks and the Flames. Flames have since had an outbreak within their team with 7 players entering protocol and now the Bruins are feeling the effects.
The Bruins announced Wednesday morning that captain Patrice Bergeron has enter the leagues COVID-19 protocol joining Brad Marchand and Craig Smith. Bergeron played Tuesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights and was the lone goal scorer for the B’s in a 4-1 loss. With Bergeron added the Bruins are now missing 3 of their top 6 forwards for the next 10 days, which includes another trip to Canada (which the Bruins can’t be happy about) to face Montreal and Ottawa who has delt with COVID-19 as well this season.
The Bruins also have a game with the Carolina Hurricanes scheduled in 6 days but with both the Bruins and Carolina dealing with COVID-19 (four players in COVID-19 protocol) the league might benefit from postponement of this game. The Hurricanes did just postpone their game against the Minnesota Wild so it wouldn’t be completely insane to postpone a game until the teams are healthy again.