Kuraly registered a goal on four shots and added three hits Tuesday in a 4-3 shootout loss to New Jersey. Kuraly hit the scoresheet for the third consecutive game when he beat MacKenzie Blackwood with a shot from the outside of the right faceoff circle, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead midway through the third period. It was just the fourth goal in 44 games this season for Kuraly, although the 28-year-old has managed to tickle the twine twice in the last three contests.
Kuraly is no longer in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports. Though Kuraly has been cleared for action, it remains to be seen when he'll return to the lineup after having been sidelined for a couple of weeks. When he does suit up next, fourth line duty presumably awaits for Kuraly.
Kuraly (COVID-19 protocol) was listed as a non-roster player Thursday, per CapFriendly. This is typical for players that enter the protocol. It's unclear when Kuraly will be available to return.
Kuraly was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Thursday, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports. Kuraly will miss Thursday's game against the Sabres. The league doesn't reveal whether a player tested positive or came into close contact with an infected person, so there's no clear timetable for his return.
Kuraly scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Flyers. Only 27 seconds after Brad Marchand had tied the score midway through the third period, Kuraly wired a puck from just inside the blue line that beat Brian Elliott glove-side and rattled in off the post. It's only Kuraly's second goal and third point of the season, but all of that production has come in the last five games. Given his career highs of eight goals and 23 points over a full campaign, however, the 28-year-old grinder isn't likely to maintain that pace for long.
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