Breaking Down the Boston Bruins Depth Chart Entering the 2014-15 Regular Season

October 7th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
The Boston Bruins may be missing two seasoned centers for the start of their 2014-15 season, as a Tuesday post on the team’s website indicated.

Author Caryn Switaj reported that David Krejci sat out Tuesday’s practice with an injury he sustained in Saturday’s preseason finale. His status for Wednesday’s regular-season opener was not specified.

Meanwhile, Gregory Campbell continues to work his way back to full form and, in Switaj’s words, “is not expected to be ready for the opener.”

With those absences, the line combinations will not likely resemble the arrangement the Bruins will roll with for the better part of the campaign. As many as four forwards pursuing first-time full-time NHL employment could suit up for the first game.

Meanwhile, Dan Cagen of The MetroWest Daily News echoed Switaj’s report as to the temporary configurations and also specified the presumptive defensive pairings. He observed in his Tuesday write-up that “Matt Bartkowski was the seventh defenseman in line rushes. Adam McQuaid got the first look at replacing Johnny Boychuk by skating on the second pairin ...

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