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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-16-4 84
35-12-14 84
34-17-8 76
33-21-6 72
32-24-6 70
28-28-4 60
23-28-9 55
25-30-3 53

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 8 5 17:24 33

Top Matt Grzelcyk News

  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Unavailable Saturday

    Per Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic, Grzelcyk (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Islanders.

    Grzelcyk is dealing with a minor injury. He has only two goals and eight points in 46 games with the Bruins this season. He could return as early as Monday in Toronto. Derek Forbort will replace Grzelcyk on the top pairing, alongside Charlie McAvoy.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Looks good to go

    Grzelcyk (lower body) is expected to play Saturday versus the Canucks, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.

    Grzelcyk took rushes during warmups in his usual spot on the top pairing alongside Charlie McAvoy. That bodes well for Grzelcyk to come back after a one-game absence. The 30-year-old blueliner has just seven points through 43 outings this season.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Game-time call Saturday

    Grzelcyk (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday versus Vancouver, per Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic.

    Grzelcyk has two goals, seven points, 31 PIM, 39 hits and 46 blocks in 43 contests in 2023-24. If Grzelcyk does play Saturday, it would likely be as a member of the third pairing, and Kevin Shattenkirk would probably switch to being a healthy scratch.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Unavailable Thursday

    Grzelcyk (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday versus Calgary, per Joe Pohoryles of NHL.com.

    Grzelcyk has two goals, seven points, 39 hits and 46 blocks in 43 contests this season. With Grzelcyk out, Ian Mitchell was recalled from AHL Providence on Thursday while Kevin Shattenkirk might draw back into the lineup against the Flames.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Game-time decision

    Grzelcyk's (lower body) status for Thursday's tilt in Calgary will be known closer to puck drop, Kevin Paul Dupont of The Boston Globe reports.

    Grzelcyk was injured Wednesday in a 6-5 overtime win over Edmonton. The 30-year-old was hurt from a Ryan McLeod slash in the opening period and he did not return. Grzelcyk has only two goals and five assists in 43 contests this season. Should Grzelcyk remain on the sidelines, look for Kevin Shattenkirk to get back into the lineup against the Flames.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Exits with lower-body injury

    Grzelcyk (lower body) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Oilers.

    Grzelcyk was hurt in the first period when he took a slash to the leg from Ryan McLeod. The 30-year-old Grzelcyk was on the top pairing Wednesday, filling in for Hampus Lindholm (undisclosed), who is not on the Bruins' road trip. If Grzelcyk can't play Thursday versus the Flames, Kevin Shattenkirk will likely draw into the lineup.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Pots goal in overtime loss

    Grzelcyk scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.

    Grzelcyk has a goal and four helpers over his last seven games. His tally Thursday helped the Bruins get to overtime, where they took a third straight loss past regulation time. The 30-year-old defenseman isn't often a steady contributor on offense -- he's now at two goals and four assists through 27 outings. He's added 36 shots on net, 30 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating while seeing bottom-four minutes.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Logs helper

    Grzelcyk notched an assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Avalanche.

    Grzelcyk has quietly found his groove on offense with four assists over five contests since he returned from an upper-body injury in late December. The 30-year-old defenseman went 13 games without a point and missed 10 contests with a separate upper-body injury prior to getting his game on track. For the season, he's at five points, 33 shots on net, 28 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating through 25 outings, so he can likely be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Returns to lineup Saturday

    Grzelcyk (upper body) will replace Parker Wotherspoon in the lineup versus New Jersey on Saturday, according to Joe Haggerty of Bruins' Substack.

    Grzelcyk missed three games with the injury. He has just one goal in 20 games this season and is pointless in his last 13 games. Look for Grzelcyk to see third unit time alongside Kevin Shattenkirk versus the Devils.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Practicing Thursday

    Grzelcyk (upper body) is in a regular jersey at practice Thursday, according to Conor Ryan of The Boston Globe.

    Grzelcyk has sat out the last three games. He has been in a prolonged scoring slump with zero points in his last 13 games. Grzelcyk has only one goal in 20 contests this season, along with 22 blocked shots and 17 hits. Consider him day-to-day as he could return Friday versus New Jersey.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Not available Wednesday

    Grzelcyk (upper body) won't play Wednesday versus the Sabres.

    Grzelcyk will miss his third straight game, and there's been no update on his status since he was injured Dec. 19. Mason Lohrei and Parker Wotherspoon will remain in the lineup coming out of the holiday break.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Doesn't make road trip

    Grzelcyk (upper body) did not accompany the Bruins on the team's two-game road trip, according to Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald.

    Grzelcyk won't play against Winnipeg on Friday and likely won't be available for Saturday's contest against Minnesota either. His spot in the lineup will be taken by Mason Lohrei. Grzelcyk has only one goal in 20 games this season.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Misses practice Thursday

    Grzelcyk (upper body) was not at practice Thursday, according to Joe Haggerty of Bruins' Substack.

    The Bruins are hopeful that Grzelcyk will be able to play Friday in Winnipeg. The defenseman has taken a huge step back offensively this season with only one goal in 20 games. Grzelcyk had four straight 20-plus point seasons heading into 2023-24 -- his chances of making it five in a row are looking bleak.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Activated from LTIR

    The Bruins activated Grzelcyk (upper body) from long-term injured reserve Saturday.

    Grzelcyk, who hasn't played since Oct. 30, appears to be good to go for Saturday's tilt against the Rangers. The 29-year-old defenseman has one goal, 12 shots on net and 12 blocked shots in nine appearances this season.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Practicing Friday

    Grzelcyk (upper body) returned to practice Friday and is expected to return to game action Nov. 25 versus the Rangers, per Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald.

    Grzelcyk was injured Oct. 30 and placed on long-term injured reserve two days later. He has a goal on 12 shots in nine games with the Bruins this season.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Inching closer to return

    Grzelcyk (upper body) is on track to play Nov. 25 versus the Rangers, coach Jim Montgomery told Conor Ryan of Boston.com on Wednesday.

    Grzelcyk hasn't played since Oct. 30 because of the injury and is currently on long-term injured reserve. He has a goal in nine contests this season. When Grzelcyk is ready to return, it will likely be as a member of the third pairing.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Moves to LTIR

    Grzelcyk (upper body) was moved to long-term injured reserve Wednesday.

    Grzelcyk was previously expected to miss multiple weeks, so his placement on LTIR shouldn't come as a surprise. With Charlie McAvoy (suspension) also out the next four games, the Bruins called up Mason Lohrei and Parker Wotherspoon to help bolster the blue line. As a result, Hampus Lindholm should see a significant uptick in ice time, including with the man advantage. For his part, Grzelcyk has managed just one goal on 12 shots in nine appearances while averaging a career-low 15:15 of ice time.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Expected to miss time

    Grzelyck (upper body) could miss multiple weeks, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Grzelyck was injured Monday against Florida, and it's not a great sign that head coach Jim Montgomery is already expecting him to miss extended time. Grzelyck will likely undergo further testing Tuesday to get a better look at his timeline. The Bruins will need to promote some reinforcements to fill in on the blue line, as they currently don't have a seventh defenseman on the roster.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Exits Monday's game

    Grzelyck left Monday's contest against Florida with an upper-body injury and will not return.

    Grzelyck posted a minus-1 rating in 3:29 of ice time before the injury knocked him out of the game. The 29-year-old has recorded just one point through nine games this season. An update on his status should be available before Thursday's matchup with Toronto.

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  • Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Scores goal in loss

    Grzelcyk scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-3 defeat to Anaheim.

    Grzelcyk scored his first goal of the season in what ended up being the Bruins' first loss of the campaign as well. Over the course of his seven-year NHL career, the 29-year-old blueliner has never topped more than five goals in a year, so fantasy players probably shouldn't be expecting him to put the puck in the net with any sort of consistency.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 178 lbs
Birthplace: Charlestown, MA
Age: 30
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left