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June 13, 2019 01:20 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Scores team's lone goal in Game 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk scored the Bruins' only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Blues in Wednesday's Game 7.

Grzelcyk also added two shots and three hits in the contest after missing the previous four games with a concussion. Grzelcyk ends the postseason with four goals and four assists in 20 appearances. Three of his eight points came with the man advantage.

June 13, 2019 01:16 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Officially in for Game 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk is in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 7 against the visiting Blues.

It was reported earlier that Grzelcyk was medically cleared to play, and that notion was confirmed by his placement in the lineup. He has missed the last four games of the series due to a concussion but has tallied seven points and 33 shots in 19 postseason games. Connor Clifton will take a seat in the press box with Grzelcyk returning.

June 12, 2019 10:52 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Medically cleared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (concussion) has been medically cleared and is expected to rejoin the lineup against St. Louis for Game 7 on Wednesday. Head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters, "Looks like he'll go in."

Grzelcyk missed the previous four games due to his concussion, but appears set to rejoin the lineup in time for the final tilt of the season. Prior to getting hurt, the defender tallied seven points (five on the power play), 33 shots and 15 hits in 19 outings. With Grzelcyk cleared to play, Connor Clifton figures to be the odd man out on the blue line.

June 9, 2019 12:36 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Out for Game 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (concussion) hasn't gained medical clearance, and won't play in Sunday's Game 6 in St. Louis, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

The 25-year-old has missed the last three games of the series after he was knocked out of Game 2 on a hit from Oscar Sundqvist. Even though Grzelcyk was sporting a non-contact jersey during Saturday's practice, he won't be available for Sunday's contest. In his stead, the Bruins will go back to six defensemen in their lineup, with Steve Kampfer the odd man out.

June 8, 2019 03:44 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Still awaiting medical clearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (concussion) has yet to gain clearance for Sunday's Game 6 versus the Blues.

Grzelcyk sported a non-contact jersey at practice Saturday, leading to some hope that he's making significant progress on that front. Official word on his status should drop ahead of the faceoff on game day.

June 6, 2019 07:52 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Not ready for Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (concussion) will not play in Thursday's Game 5 matchup with the Blues, Tom Gulitti of reports.

Grzelcyk was originally a game-time decision for Thursday, but it appears he didn't pass one of the last steps in the NHL's concussion protocol in time. In the blueliner's absence, Steve Kampfer will likely take over in the lineup. The next opportunity for Grzelcyk to play would be Game 6 on Sunday.

June 6, 2019 11:04 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (concussion) will be a game-time decision ahead of Thursday's Game 5 matchup with the Blues.

Grzelcyk ditched the non-contact sweater at the game-day skate Thursday. Combined with the blueliner joining the second power-play unit during Wednesday's session, it's hard to imagine the youngster won't be in the lineup for Game 5, despite officially being a game-time call. The Massachusetts native was averaging 17:01 of ice time prior to getting hurt and figures to see a similar workload if he does suit up. Grzelcyk's return, along with the potential availability of Zdeno Chara (jaw), would likely send John Moore and Steve Kampfer back up to the press box.

June 5, 2019 12:52 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Hoping to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (concussion) skated Wednesday in a non-contact jersey, in addition to working with the second power-play unit, per Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic. At the post-practice press conference, the blueliner was optimistic heading into Game 5 against St. Louis on Thursday, telling reporters, "Hopefully I get cleared to play," Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

Due to his non-contact designation, Grzelcyk wasn't in the top three pairing for line rushes, but the fact that he was working with the power-play group is a good indication the team is expecting him to be available against the Bruins. If the Massachusetts native doesn't receive final clearance, Urho Vaakanainen could find his way into the lineup for Game 5.

May 30, 2019 03:00 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Diagnosed with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk is currently in the NHL's concussion protocol, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Grzelcyk has been released from the hospital, but he won't make the trip to St. Louis with his teammates ahead of Game 3, so it's safe to assume he'll miss the Bruins' next two contests at a minimum. John Moore will likely replace Grzelcyk on Boston's bottom pairing for the foreseeable future.

May 30, 2019 12:08 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Won't travel for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (undisclosed) won't make the trip to St. Louis for Saturday's Game 3 against the Blues.

This news doesn't come as a surprise considering Grzelcyk was reportedly taken to the hospital to undergo additional testing after exiting Game 2 with an undisclosed injury. More information regarding Grzelcyk's injury outlook should surface in the coming days, but for now, John Moore or Steve Kampfer will take his spot in the lineup.

May 30, 2019 12:24 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Goes to hospital for testing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (undisclosed) went to the hospital for the injury he suffered during Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Blues, Amalie Benjamin of reports.

Grzelcyk was holding his head when he went down and required assistance on his way off the ice. Coach Bruce Cassidy didn't have any update on the blueliner's status following the game, but more information should be revealed ahead of Saturday's Game 3. The loss of Grzelcyk for any significant amount of time will force the Bruins to turn to either John Moore or Steve Kampfer as the sixth defenseman.

May 29, 2019 11:44 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Knocked out of Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk took a hard check to the head in the first period of Game 2, and hasn't returned for the second period, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

Grzelcyk was on the wrong end of an Oscar Sundqvist check from behind at the end of period one, and hasn't returned since. Grzelcyk immediately went down to the ice holding his head and was helped to the locker room. It's unclear if he'll return at some point in the game, but as of now, the Bruins will roll with five defenseman. Connor Clifton could get a bump up to the second-line power play unit as long as Grzelcyk is out.

May 12, 2019 08:44 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Lights lamp twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk scored twice in Sunday's 6-2 win over Carolina in Game 2.

Grzelcyk opened the scoring in the closing stages of the first period, then put home his second goal of the game during a second-period power play. The Bruins blueliner has scored three goals and has seven points in 15 postseason appearances.

April 28, 2019 01:32 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Opens scoring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk scored his first career playoff goal in Saturday's 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Blue Jackets in Game 2.

His goal came on the power play, making four of Grzelcyk's five points this postseason a result of the man advantage. The Charlestown native also tallied five shots, two hits and a block over 22:38 in ice time during the double-ovetime loss.

April 18, 2019 11:24 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Earns assist on rough night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk managed to pick up a point in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4.

The assist came on the power play, giving Grzelcyk power-play assists in each of his last three games. Despite the point, Game 4 was a tough one for Grzelcyk, who was attacked all night by the Maple Leafs' third line. The sophomore defender was on the ice for 30 shot attempts against and only five shot attempts for.

April 5, 2019 11:28 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Picks up assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk was credited with an assist on the opening goal in Thursday's 3-0 shutout of the Wild.

It was his first point since missing nine games to an arm injury in mid-March. The sophomore defenseman has surpassed his point total from last season, as he's currently sitting on 17 points through 65 games.

March 31, 2019 09:16 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Rusty in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

In his return to action from an arm injury, Grzelcyk saw 13:32 worth of ice time in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers.

Per coach Bruce Cassidy, Grzelcyk was "rusty" and "didn't execute like he usually does" in his first tilt since March 10, but the mobile blueliner does at least have four more regular-season contests in which to tidy up his game in advance of the NHL postseason.

March 30, 2019 12:04 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Back in tow
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (arm) will play Saturday against the Panthers, Amalie Benjamin of reports.

Grzelcyk is likely to replace Stevan Kampfer in this divisional affair. The former qualifies as a spirited blueliner who contributes to a plethora of fantasy categories without breaking the bank. The Massachusetts native has compiled 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) to complement 44 hits, 52 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating over 61 games.

March 29, 2019 06:40 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Targets Saturday return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (arm) is likely to play Saturday against the Panthers.

With Grzelcyk poised to return to action Saturday, Steven Kampfer is a candidate to be the odd man out on the B's blue line against Panthers. Grzelcyk checks back in with two goals and 16 points to go along with 66 PIM in 61 games this season -- numbers of modest fantasy import. That said, the 25-year-old does make his mark in the transition game, thanks to his mobility and solid puck skills.

March 27, 2019 04:40 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Targets weekend return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (arm) sported a red (non-contact) jersey during Wednesday's morning skate.

The same applies to fellow blueliner Kevan Miller (upper body) . Per Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site, both are targeting weekend returns. The team hosts Florida on Saturday afternoon, then faces Detroit on the road Sunday night. Grzelcyk's mobility and solid work in the transition game have proved valuable to the B's this season, though his 16 points through 61 games place him on the fantasy fringe.

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