Matt Beleskey recorded an assist and four hits in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Jets.
Beleskey, who was a minus-1 in the contest, saw 13:53 worth of ice time, skating on a line with David Krejci and David Pastrnak. Though the B's could make some lineup adjustments after Thursday's loss, we'd expect the trio to remain intact, a favorable arrangement for Beleskey, given the offensive skill-sets of his linemates.
Kelly Olynyk has come off the bench in both of the Boston Celtics ' exhibitions in Europe, scoring 11 points (5-for-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and grabbing seven rebounds in that span.
Though coach Brad Stevens hasn't confirmed as much, it seems the Celtics are prepared to enter the season with a starting frontcourt of David Lee and Tyler Zeller, with Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Jonas Jerebko, and Amir Johnson left to contend for minutes off the bench. Neither Lee nor Zeller are overwhelming superior options to those bench players, so expect Stevens to utilize a rather deep rotation of big men, at least initially. As a result, Olynyk could still come close to seeing the 22.3 minutes per game he averaged in 2014-15.
Milan Lucic will not face any disciplinary action from his match penalty Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The league reviewed the incident and decided to not take any further action.
R.J. Hunter produced two points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), three assists, a rebound, and a steal in 16 minutes during Thursday's exhibition win over Real Madrid.
Hunter has struggled with his shot in both of the Boston Celtics ' preseason contests in Europe, going a collective 2-for-10 from the field and 1-for-6 from behind the arc. The 21-year-old was selected in the first round primarily due to his prowess from three-point range, so if he fails to find his stroke in what's left of the Celtics' preseason schedule, he may not open the regular season as a member of coach Brad Stevens' rotation.
David Pastrnak recorded a goal in 14:35 worth of ice time in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Jets. None of his ice time came on the power play.
Following Thursday's unfavorable result, it remains to be seen how much, or how quickly, coach Claude Julien will tinker with his team's alignments, though it wouldn't surprise us if the talented Pastrnak begins to see some power play time for the Boston Bruins sooner rather than later.