WILMINGTON — David Krejci was absent from Friday’€™s Bruins practice at Ristuccia Arena.

It shouldn’€™t take messages from Claude Julien to his players to beat the Sabres and it shouldn’€™t take overtime to beat the Sabres, but the Bruins were able to breathe a sigh of relief Thursday night

NBC Sports NHL analyst Pierre McGuire made his weekly appearance Thursday on Middays with MFB in advance of Thursday night’€™s Bruins game with the Sabres and to talk about the injuries the Bruins have been forced to deal with.

Tuukka Rask's save percentage has plummeted 31 points from last season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Tuukka Rask has been bad this season. It's OK to acknowledge that.

We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

[0:00:11] ... he is in buffalo where tomorrow night the Bruins take on the Buffalo Sabres Jack Edwards joins us brought you. By Shaw's supermarkets say Jack I don't. But okay they'll I don't know forgo learn anything ...
[0:00:54] ... the win against buffalo because it doesn't count the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs barely counts as far as I'm concerned. And and more troubling to me and and last night close Julie and talk to ...
[0:06:57] ... do in the world perhaps the Arctic to take this is the National Hockey League we're not talking about like midget game not Marlboro. Talk like I entered that point eight million dollars a year to put ...
[0:09:12] ... I did earlier today but other than today I've never sat at. Patrice Bergeron hasn't been good enough. Yeah that stroke. It's. It's so little bit of a mystery is that really good faceoff dot but ...

NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.

Matt Bartkowski has a team-worst minus-4 rating this season. (Getty Images)WILMINGTON — Matt Bartkowski’s regression has made the Bruins’ problems on a depleted blue line a lot worse.

The Bruins announced Wednesday that defenseman Torey Krug will miss 2-3 weeks with a broken finger.

Claude Julien's Bruins suffered another disappointing loss Tuesday night.</p>
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