What Should The Boston Bruins Do With Their Reinforcements When Regulars Return?

November 26th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli broke a bold projection to the club’s radio broadcast team Monday night. As both Joe Haggerty of csnne.com and Mike Cole of nesn.com later relayed, Chiarelli voiced his hope for Zdeno Chara’s return within a maximum of two weeks.

It is safe to assume that forwards Chris Kelly and David Krejci, each nursing less severe injuries than Chara’s PCL, will be back before the minute-munching blueliner.

That should mean, barring new developments, all but one Bruins regular will be in commission no later than after their four-game road trip next week. Defenseman Adam McQuaid, who sustained a broken thumb and six-to-eight-week recovery prognosis Nov. 18, is the exception. Although, with his timetable, he should be back by January.

In any case, the Bruins will soon need to make multiple returns to their heavily utilized farm base in Providence. Either that, or contemplate possible waiver risks or even pre-empt those risks by brainstorming trades, thus preparing to gain in exchange for their losses. Or a blend of all of the above.

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