Coach Bruce Cassidy noted Wednesday that Pastrnak (hip) is getting "closer" to a return to action, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
The report suggests that the Bruins will likely have the star winger work in a non-contact jersey during practice this week and if that goes without any setbacks, Pastrnak could join the team for full-contact work by next week. With that in mind, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic indicates that Pastrnak remains ahead of his initial mid-February estimated return date.
Pastrnak (hip) is practicing with the team Wednesday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
The star winger is still not taking contact in practice, but it's an encouraging sign that he's out there with his teammates as a 13th forward. An update to Pastrnak's original estimated mid-February return date hasn't been announced, so it's probably best for fantasy managers to continue banking on that timeline. Jake DeBrusk is currently holding down Pastrnak's spot on the Bruins' top line.
Pastrnak (hip) remains without a definitive timeline to return but could rejoin practices following the team's three-game road trip, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Even once Pastrnak joins practices, he may still be days to weeks away from returning, especially if he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. Still, the fact that he can even begin skating with his teammates is a step in the right direction and we could see the elite winger rejoin the lineup prior to his original mid-February timeline. In the meantime, Jack Studnicka appears poised to secure the top-line assignment with Brad Marchand (undisclosed) and Patrice Bergeron.
Pastrnak (hip) took the ice Tuesday in a red (non-contact) jersey, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now previously relayed that the Bruins' first-line winger "could be an option at the start of February provided there are no setbacks" and Pastrnak's presence on the ice Tuesday is a step in the right direction toward that end. Until he's back in the lineup, it looks like Jack Studnicka could fill in on the team's top trio, centered by Patrice Bergeron.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy said Tuesday that Pastrnak (hip) is "a little bit ahead" of the mid-February timeline to return, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
According to Matt Porter of The Boston Globe, Pastrnak is on the ice to start training camp, although it's unclear if he's practicing with the team at all. Cassidy alluded to the chance that Pastrnak could be back in the lineup at the beginning of February, barring a setback. This is outstanding news for the Bruins, as the 24-year-old is coming off a remarkable 2019-20 season where he achieved career highs in goals (48) and points (95).
Pastrnak underwent surgery on his right hip and will miss the start of the 2020-21 campaign, the Bruins announced Tuesday.
Pastrnak is not expected to be healthy until mid-February due to his hip problem. The winger is coming off a career year in which he set personal bests in goals (48), assists (47) and shots (279). With the winger on the shelf, there will be an opening on the top line which could be filled by the newly acquired Craig Smith.
According to coach Bruce Cassidy, Pastrnak was playing through a lower-body injury during the playoffs, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Pastrnak's injury forced him to miss three games during the Bruins' first-round matchup with the Hurricanes, but it didn't seem to have much impact on his play upon his return, as the 24-year-old winger went on to rack up two goals and eight points in Boston's final six postseason contests. At this point there's no reason to believe Pasta won't be fully recovered in time for next season's training camp.
Pastrnak scored a power-play goal on three shots and had a pair of hits Monday in a 3-2 double-overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 5.
Pastrnak absolutely drilled a one-timer from the left faceoff dot to tie the game at 1-1 with 7:22 left in the second period. It was his first tally since Game 1 of the series and just his third in nine playoff games overall. Pastrnak had a brilliant regular season, establishing career highs in points (95) and goals (48), but was quiet at times during a postseason that was interrupted by injury. The 24-year-old will return in 2020-21 as one of the top fantasy targets in the entire NHL.
Pastrnak had two assists and a team-leading five shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.
Pastrnak figured in on a pair of Brad Marchand goals, assisting on a go-ahead tally in the second period and the game-tying goal in the final frame. That makes it four consecutive two-point games for Pastrnak, the last three of which have come since he returned from an undisclosed injury in Game 5 against Carolina. Pastrnak and linemates Marchand and Patrice Bergeron are as good as any forward trio in the NHL.
Pastrnak scored a power-play goal on three shots and added an assist Sunday in a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay in Game 2.
Pastrnak gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the second period when he hammered a one-timer from the left faceoff dot. He later set up Brad Marchand's game-winner early in the third period for his second straight two-point outing since returning from injury. Pastrnak and linemates Marchand and Patrice Bergeron are rolling after a slow start to the postseason.
Pastrnak (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Hurricanes, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Pastrnak's return couldn't come at a better time for the Bruins, as they'll have an opportunity to close out their series with a win Wednesday. The 24-year-old winger is expected to skate on Boston's top line and first power-play unit during Game 5.
Pastrnak (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Hurricanes.
According to coach Bruce Cassidy, Pastrnak is "feeling much better" ahead of Game 5, but a final decision on his status won't be made until after pregame warmups. At this point it isn't clear which forward will get bumped from the lineup if Pasta is able to go.
Pastrnak (undisclosed) won't play in Monday's game 4 against the Hurricanes.
As a result, Anders Bjork is slated to play right wing along with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand on Monday. Pastrnak, who last played in Game 1 of the series, will thus target a possible return to action in Wednesday's Game 5.
Pastrnak (undisclosed) should be considered questionable for Monday's Game 4 clash with Carolina, as coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters, "Let's see how he does in the morning, so I put him at, I'd say, 50/50 I guess at best right now. Of course, that could change over 24 hours," Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Pastrnak has already missed two games due to his undisclosed issue and certainly would seem to be anything but certain Monday. After a slow start during round-robin play, the Czech winger potted a goal and an assist in Game 1. If Pastrnak remains unavailable, it will likely fall to Anders Bjork to continue filling in on the top line.
Pastrnak (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against Carolina, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Pastrnak will miss a second straight game with his undisclosed injury Saturday. With Pasta still on the shelf, Anders Bjork will skate on the Bruins' top line during Game 3. The 24-year-old winger will be reevaluated ahead of Monday's Game 4.
Pastrnak (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision ahead of Saturday's Game 3 versus the Hurricanes, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Pastrnak sustained an injury late in Game 1 on Wednesday and was unable to play Thursday. The winger's injury isn't expected to be long term, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. Expect an update on Pastrnak's availability prior to Game 3 -- if he can't go, Karson Kuhlman would likely remain in a top-six role.
Pastrnak was deemed unfit to play and won't suit up in Thursday's game against Carolina.
Pastrnak's absence will be a huge loss for the Bruins, as they'll need to replace their top-line wing and leading goal scorer from the regular season. It's unclear as to the reason behind Pastrnak's absence, but in his stead, look for Par Lindholm, Karson Kuhlman or Jack Studnicka to enter the lineup.
Pastrnak registered a goal and an assist on three shots and chipped in with four blocks in Wednesday's 4-3 double-overtime victory over Carolina to open the first round.
Pastrnak got the Bruins on the board late in the first period when he converted a Brad Marchand cross-crease feed to knot the score at 1-1. He later set up Patrice Bergeron's winner late in the second overtime session. Pastrnak, 24, racked up career highs in points (95) and goals (48) in 70 games during the regular season.
Pastrnak (undisclosed) -- who missed Monday's practice session -- was on the ice for the Bruins' optional pregame skate and is slated to be in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Hurricanes, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports.
The Bruins' top trio of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Pastrnak wasn't especially sharp during the team's 0-3 run during round-robin play, but we'd expect the unit to get back into full gear now that the the first round of the Stanley Cup Cup Playoffs is at hand. The dynamic Pastrnak finished the regular season with 48 goals and 95 points in 70 games and is poised to see both first-line and power-play duty throughout the postseason as long as he's available to the team.
Pastrnak was deemed unfit to participate in Monday's practice session but is slated to be on the ice Tuesday, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Pastrnak went pointless during the Bruins' three round-robin matchups despite putting 13 shots on goal and averaging 20:43 of ice time. If the winger doesn't start putting pucks into the net soon, Boston may not be long for the postseason and could be heading home earlier than anticipated.
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