The Bruins appeared to be very banged up at the end of a very physical Game 2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, but a couple of days later that may not be the case. Both Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk took their normal spots at Monday's morning skate at Scotiabank Arena prior to Game 3 at the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Krug took a massive hit from Jake Muzzin midway through Game 2 that staggered him and knocked him out of the game, and DeBrusk took a cross-check to the face from Nazem Kadri that the Leafs center is now facing a suspension for with the NHL Department of Player Safety. Clearly it won't be a definite for either player until they're suited up and ready to play at puck drop on Monday night, but it also illustrates the toughness that's regularly exhibited during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Marcus Johansson (illness) and Connor Clifton (undisclosed) were both missing from the line rushes and it appears that both Bruins will be out of the lineup for Game 3, with Steve Kampfer looking to get his first action of the postseason. In other good news, D-man John Moore was on the ice for morning skate and continues to push toward a return sooner rather than later after missing the first few games of the postseason.
Here are the line combos and D-pairings from Monday morning's skate prior to a pivotal Game 3 in Toronto:
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