Patrice Bergeron was given the day off Monday as the Bruins prepared for Tuesday’s game against the Kings, with Claude Julien saying that it was a rest day and not injury-related.
Though Bergeron was absent, the rest of the Bruins’ lines remained the same, with Tyler Randell subbing on the first line for practice.
Adam McQuaid once again practiced with the B’s, though he is not expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.
“Every day is a better day for Mac,” Julien said. “We’re going to keep looking at it that way and when he’s ready we’ll look forward to putting him in.”
Julien said he does not know whether Malcolm Subban’s fractured larynx will end the goaltender’s season. Subban was transferred to Mass General Hospital Sunday after getting hit in the throat during warmups of Providence’s game in Portland Saturday and getting rushed to a local hospital.
David Pastrnak said that he texted with Subban, saying that while the player is in good spirits.
“He’s OK,” Pastrnak said. “He texted that he’s alright.”
The Bruins have not provided any other update other than to say that Subban is out indefinitely.