Kase is in line to make his debut with the Bruins on Thursday night against the Stars, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports. The recent acquisition is slated to work on a line with David Krejci and Nick Ritchie on Thursday and could see some work on the Bruins' second power-play unit. Though Kase's numbers with the Ducks weren't eye-popping -- seven goals and 23 points in 49 games -- he should benefit from both a change of scenery as well as skating on a line with a crafty playmaker like Krejci.
Kase (illness) skated on a line with David Krejci and Nick Ritchie during Thursday's morning skate. Kase seems likely to make his debut with the Bruins on Thursday night against the Stars, and based on the team's morning skate, he's on track to work on a re-configured second line along with fellow newcomer Ritchie and the playmaking Krejci. In the process, Jake DeBrusk is slated to work on a line with Charlie Coyle and Anders Bjork. Kase, who last played Feb. 7, logged seven goals and 23 points in 49 games with the Ducks prior to being dealt to Boston. That's a pace he has a decent chance to exceed in his new team context, assuming he clicks well with Krejci.
Kase (illness) won't play in Tuesday night's game against the Flames. Kase skated on a line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk at Monday's practice, hinting that he'll debut with the Bruins as soon as Thursday night against the Stars. Once Kase gets into the lineup, his anticipated presence on the team's second line should offer the speedy winger a chance to boost his production, assuming he clicks well with Krejci, a pivot who's strong at dishing out scoring chances to his linemates.
Kase (illness) skated on a line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk at Monday's practice, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports. It remains to be seen if the Bruins' recent trade acquisition will play Tuesday night against the Flames, but if he does it looks like he'll skate on the team's second line. In that case, working with a crafty playmaking center like Krejci could help spur an uptick in production from the 24-year-old Kase, who logged seven goals and 23 points in 49 games for the Ducks prior to being dealt to Boston.
The Ducks traded Kase (illness) to the Bruins in exchange for David Backes, prospect Axel Andersson and a 2020 first-round pick Friday. It's no secret that Boston has been looking to add a middle-six forward ahead of the trade deadline, and it was able to do so Friday while shedding Backes' contract in the process. Kase has only totaled seven goals and 23 points in 49 games with the Ducks this campaign, but he should fare far better while skating with a Bruins forward group that's loaded with talent. The 24-year-old winger is still dealing with flu-like symptoms, so he won't practice with his new team until Monday, but if he's able to make it through a full session, he could make his Boston debut Tuesday against Calgary.
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