Kuraly (hand) is expected to play in Friday's playoff game against the Maple Leafs. The Bruins' fourth line could use a spark and Kuraly has the size, speed and puck pursuit ability to provide just that. Assuming Kuraly is a go in Friday's Game 5, Joakim Nordstrom is in line to be the team's healthy scratch. Kuraly is coming off a 2018-19 campaign in which the 26-year-old notched eight goals and 21 points in 71 games, en route to recording a plus-6 rating.
Kuraly (hand) will be a game-time decision for Game 5 versus the Maple Leafs on Friday. Coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters, "If he's healthy, he'll go in," so there shouldn't be any concern about Kuraly serving as a healthy scratch once given the all-clear. The center missed the last 12 games due to his hand problem and figures to bump either Chris Wagner or Joakim Nordstrom from the lineup whenever he returns.
Kuraly (fractured hand) won't play Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. Kuraly thus remains in the day-to-day category in advance of Friday's Game 5 on home ice. Upon his eventual return, look for Kuraly to work on the Bruins' fourth line.
Kuraly (fractured hand) won't play Monday night against the Maple Leafs. Kuraly has been skating on his own of late and will thus remain in the day-to-day category for now. The energy forward, who last suited up March 21, finished the 2018-19 regular season with eight goals and 21 points in 71 contests.
Kuraly (hand) isn't in the projected lineup for Saturday's Game 2 against Toronto, NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin reports. Kuraly is still considered day-to-day with his injured hand, so he'll have to wait for Monday's Game 3 for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup. Once he's given the green light, the 26-year-old American will likely slot into a bottom-six role for the Bruins.
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