Smith scored three goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres. The Bruins' second line of Smith, David Krejci and Taylor Hall piled up eight points in total on the afternoon, with Smith leading the charge. The 31-year-old has been very hit or miss over the last couple weeks, posting three multi-point performances and six goose eggs in the last nine games, and on the season he has 13 goals and 32 points through 49 contests.
Smith collected two assists and four hits in a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday. Smith entered the night mired in a five-game point skid but put an end to that with an assist on David Krejci's power-play goal with one second left in the first period. He added his second helper of the night late in the final frame on Taylor Hall's insurance marker. The 31-year-old Smith has 10 goals and 19 assists in 48 games this season.
Smith (not injury related) is expected to play Thursday versus Buffalo, NHL.com reports. There was some sort of issue with Smith's daily COVID-19 test, but that's evidently been resolved ahead of puck drop versus the Sabres. The 31-year-old American is expected to slot into his usual spots on the Bruins' second line and second power-play unit Thursday.
Smith's status for Thursday night's game against the Sabres hinges on a COVID testing issue, per coach Bruce Cassidy. The report notes that the Bruins are hopeful that Smith will be cleared for action in time for Thursday night's tilt. If he isn't though, Jake DeBrusk would move into Smith's place on the Bruins' second line along with Taylor Hall and David Krejci.
Smith tallied two assists and two shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over Washington. Smith figured in on a pair of David Krejci goals, giving him 13 points in 11 games during month of April. Five of those outings have been multi-point games for Smith, who now has 10 goals and 17 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
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