Acciari (coach's decision) will be watching Thursday's game against the Blues. David Backes will get back in the lineup and skate on the fourth line in Acciari's place. Acciari has only three points in 40 games this season, tied for third to last in the league amongst forwards who have played at least 30 games.
Acciai tallied an assist and four hits during a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. It was the Bruins' bottom lines that shined in the contest, led by their center Sean Kuraly. Acciari recorded his fourth point of the season while adding to his hit total of 121, putting him 12th in the league in that category.
Acciari assisted on the game's opening goal in a 2-1 win over the Sabres on Saturday. The assist is only Acciari's third point of the season after 35 games played. Amongst forwards who have skated in at least 25 games this season, Acciari is tied for second to last in points per game at 0.09.
Acciari will be a healthy scratch if Patrice Bergeron (ribs) returns against the Predators on Saturday. If Friday's practice lines were any indication, Acciari lost his starting role to Colby Cave and Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, both AHL call-ups. In 29 games this season, Acciari has one assist but zero goals, plus he's been working with a minus-6 rating.
Acciari threw five hits during Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Stars. On the season Acciari has thrown 33 hits in 14 games, good for second on the team and 20th in the NHL. However, he has yet to score a single point and is worst on the team in rating with a minus-6.
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