Matt Beleskey has provided similar production to what Milan Lucic's 2014-15 season. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)When the Bruins signed Matt Beleskey on the opening day of free agency, the question wasn’t whether he could be Milan Lucic.



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.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Bruins goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban is in stable condition but will be out indefinitely after getting hit in the throat by a puck during warmups of Saturday’€™s Providence Bruins game.

Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban

Bruins goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban is in stable condition but will be out indefinitely after getting hit in the throat by a puck during warmups of Saturday’€™s Providence Bruins game. In a statement released by the team, the Bruins said that Subban suffered a fractured larynx.

Subban, the Bruins’€™ first-round pick in 2012, was suffered the injury prior to the P-Bruins’€™ contest in Portland, Maine, at which point he was taken to Maine Medical Center. Per the Bruins’€™ statement, he was taken to Mass General Hospital for further evaluation and is in stable condition.

Though there’€™s no ideal time for such a frightening injury, Subban’€™s play of late and the Bruins’€™ goaltending situation make the timing of the injury worse. Subban had a .929 save percentage in his nine games previous to the injury. The Bruins had recalled Subban amid health concerns for Boston backup Jonas Gustavsson, who has since returned from an elevated heart rate.

The 22-year-old Toronto native figures to be Tuukka Rask‘€™s backup next season, though that could have been accelerated by injuries at the NHL level this season.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.
Ryan Spooner sat down with DJ to discuss his over-achieving and the direction of the Bruins as the trade deadline approaches.

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[0:09:40] ... ended last season opening for you. The idea of getting to the NHL playoffs and and kept being in that spot must be must be something to promote. And factory. Yeah I mean. I haven't played ...
[0:10:30] ... my. We don't want and that's got to you know we leave New Yorkers soft spot where at the end of the year we're not trying to catch up overnight trying to. You know played muscling ...





DJ, Pete and Ken get into the recent play of the B's and what they should be thinking as the trade deadline approaches. What direction is this team heading? This leads to a discussion on Loui Eriksson, what he brings to the table and if they should make a move. We hear DJ sit down to interview Ryan Spooner on his over achieving and his thoughts on the team's future. The guys discuss the state of the team with some callers.

Sunday Skate is so good that it’s now back to two hours, starting at 7 a.m. Chat below and listen here from 7-9 a.m. Bruins center Ryan Spooner and Arpon Basu of NHL.com will join the show this week.

Live Blog Sunday Skate Live Chat: The return to 7 a.m.
 

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WEEI

Brad Marchand is on pace for 39 goals. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)Brad Marchand often downplays his skill level, saying simple plays are all he has in his repertoire.