Kuraly picked up two assists in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 3. Toronto finally found a way to shut down the Patrice Bergeron line, and while Kuraly did his best to pick up the slack, he's just not that kind of dynamic offensive player. The 25-year-old does have three points (one goal, two assists) in three games for the series, but he'll have a hard time maintaining that pace through the rest of the playoffs.
Kuraly scored a goal in 13:40 worth of ice time in Thursday's 5-1 playoff win over Toronto. In his first game back since suffering an upper-body injury March 27, Kuraly took four shots, while also logging 1:52 worth of shorthanded action. Now that he's back in the mix, look for Kuraly to continue to center the Bruins' fourth line. Note that the 25-year-old has scored three goals in five career NHL playoff games. Meanwhile, in regular season action, Kuraly has six goals in 83 contests to his credit.
Kuraly (upper body) centered Tim Schaller and Tommy Wingels at Tuesday's practice. Kuraly last suited up March 27, but he's poised to rejoin the Boston lineup for Thursday's playoff opener against the Maple Leafs. The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder logged just six goals and 14 points in 75 regular-season games with the Bruins, but the 25-year-old's two-way effort and compete level bolsters the team's fourth line heading into the postseason.
Kuraly (upper body) is scheduled to practice Tuesday and Wednesday and should return for the first game of the postseason, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. Kuraly also was able to take part in Sunday's morning skate, and it appears he's getting healthy at just the right time. It's unclear where the 25-year-old would shuffle back into Boston's lines, but if his recovery stays on track, a Game 1 return seems in the cards.
Kuraly (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Panthers. This will be the seventh straight game Kuraly watches from the media box. Head coach Bruce Cassidy said that Kuraly is making steady progress and could return for Game 1, which will be either Wednesday or Thursday.
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