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Flu bug hovers over 3 Bruins ahead of game vs. Jets

Ty Anderson
December 21, 2017 - 12:26 pm

The Bruins have to be happy with where they are. With wins in 11 of their last 15 games, the Bruins have set themselves up for prime positioning in the Atlantic Division, and will look for their third straight victory when they play host to the visiting Jets tonight.

So, naturally, here comes the flu bug.

In a morning skate that was short Brad Marchand, Riley Nash, and Ryan Spooner, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed that this was not your typical maintenance day for the group, but that it’s an illness that’s made its way through the B’s locker room.

“All three are ill, so we’ll see how they do later today around 5 p.m.,” Cassidy said.

With David Krejci (upper-body) still out of action, it’s likely that the Bruins will have to reach down to Providence for a healthy body before tonight’s puck drop, and it appears that Colby Cave could be that body for the Black and Gold

If Cave is the only recall, it’s believed that the Bruins will roll with an 11-forward, 7-defenseman rotation, which Cassidy considered a possibility after the morning skate.

“We’ve done it before,” Cassidy said. “Certainly a possibility. Right now there’s a little uncertainty because of those guys. I can’t say they’re certainly in or certainly out.”

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