Bruins coach Claude Julien announced that forward Brad Marchand will miss Wednesday night’s game against the Canadiens. The team has not disclosed Marchand’s injury, but he appeared to hurt his shoulder after crashing into the end boards during Saturday’s win over the Maple Leafs.

The great Mitch Hedberg once said (and just skip down for the hockey part of this column) that being a comedian put him on the right side of what he found to be an amusing standard. 

"I've got a great job,” he said. “I can talk for 45 minutes straight. If someone says one word, you're [expletive] out of here."



With all due respect to Bar Refaeli and that gentleman who is going to make a career out of being the ugliest person to kiss Bar Refaeli, the most shocking thing you could see these days is the NHL standings. 



Both Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille will stay in Boston as the Bruins travel to Montreal to face the Canadiens on Wednesday, Claude Julien said Tuesday morning at TD Garden. Thornton remains out as he recovers from a concussion while Paille is dealing with an upper-body injury.

The Bruins have only played one more game through the first 15 days of the season than they did a season ago, but they -- as well as every other team in the NHL -- have been able to feel the difference between an 82-game leisurely paced season and a 48-game sprint. 



The Bruins recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence Monday on an emergency basis. The 2010 second-round pick will join the B’s Tuesday and travel with them to Montreal for Wednesday’s game against the Canadiens.

WILMINGTON — Bruins forward Shawn Thornton took the ice Monday for the first time since suffering a concussion last Thursday against the Sabres. Thornton did not participate in the team’s practice, but skated prior to his teammates hitting the ice.

If you can forgive Chris Bourque for not skipping Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs to fly to Montreal and beat up John Scott during the Sabres-Canadiens matinee (sorry, been listening to a lot of talk radio callers this weekend), it should be easy to feel happy for him. 



Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters after Saturday’s game in Toronto that forward Brad Marchand was kept out of the third period of the Bruins’ 1-0 win over the Maple Leafs as a precaution. Marchand crashed into the boards and appeared to injure his shoulder midway through the second period and did not skate another shift for the B’s.

Tweeted NESN’s Naoko Funayama following the game:

Chris Bourque’s first goal as a Bruin was both the game-winner and the only goal allowed in a questionably officiated contest Saturday, but the Bruins suffered yet another injury in their 1-0 victory over the Maple Leafs Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

Bourque sped to the net to finish off a strong play from Chris Kelly’s line (see below), giving the Bruins the only offense they would need in Tuukka Rask’s first shutout of the season.