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March 11, 2020 05:20 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Tallies power-play marker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk scored a power-play goal on his only shot during a 2-0 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old isn't much of a scorer, but he does have two goals and an assist in the last five games. He may finally be getting some luck, as before this sudden burst of scoring, Grzelcyk was supporting a career-low 1.9 shooting percentage. He's back around his career mean in the category after Tuesday's goal. Grzelcyk has four goals and 21 points with a plus-15 rating in 68 games this season.

February 23, 2020 01:56 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Serves up pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk recorded two assists and four shots on goal in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Canucks.

Grzelcyk ended a seven-game point drought with the pair of helpers. He's matched his career high of 18 points from last year, doing so in just 61 games this year compared to 66 in 2018-19. The 26-year-old defenseman has added 103 shots, 58 blocked shots, 51 hits and 30 PIM.

February 5, 2020 11:40 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Notches helper Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk had an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

Grzelcyk set up Sean Kuraly for the game-tying goal at 12:49 of the second period. The 26-year-old defenseman has assists in back-to-back games after a seven-game drought. For the year, Grzelcyk has racked up 16 points, 86 shots, 50 blocked shots and 46 hits through 53 games. With only modest physicality and scoring, the blueliner isn't likely to help fantasy owners outside of deeper formats.

February 5, 2020 10:48 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Collects assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-0 shutout of the Canucks.

Grzelcyk snapped a seven-game point drought with the assist that came with under two minutes left in the game. With 15 points on the season, Grzelcyk is poised to surpass the career-high 18 points he put up last season. He is not much of an offensive defenseman, but he has managed to contribute consistently from the bottom pairing.

January 31, 2020 02:24 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (arm) is in the projected lineup for Friday's road matchup with Winnipeg,'s Darrin Bauming reports.

Grzelcyk suffered a minor arm injury during Boston's win over Vegas on Jan. 21, but he was always expected to be available following the All-Star break. The 26-year-old American will skate on the Bruins' third pairing and second power-play unit against the Jets.

January 21, 2020 11:24 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Monitored for arm injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (arm) is being monitored by team doctors after sustaining a potential injury Tuesday versus the Golden Knights, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

Grzelcyk landed on his left arm after a hit by Cody Eakin in the third period. The defenseman was able to return to the game, but the Bruins will be cautious with the 26-year-old. Grzelcyk will have until Jan. 31 to heal up -- the Bruins entered their bye week after Tuesday's game.

January 13, 2020 04:20 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Suiting up versus Flyers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (lower body) will play in Monday's game versus the Flyers, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

Grzelcyk exited Saturday's game versus the Islanders with a lower-body injury and didn't return, but he's fine going forward. The 26-year-old has been impressive this year with 14 points -- five with the man advantage -- through 45 games, but his opportunities are limited on the third pairing, as he's averaging 18:18 of ice time per contest.

January 11, 2020 08:36 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Leaves with LBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (lower body) isn't expected to return to Saturday's game versus the Islanders, Conor Ryan of reports.

Grzelcyk logged 1:27 of ice time before departing. While the Bruins stopped short of ruling the defenseman out for the rest of Saturday night's contest, a return seems unlikely. Grzelcyk will hope to heal up in time to face the Flyers on Monday.

January 7, 2020 11:48 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Two helpers in return to health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (illness) had two assists and was plus-3 with two blocks and two PIM in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Nashville.

Grzelcyk missed Saturday's loss to Edmonton but was back in the lineup Tuesday and logged 17:33 of ice time. He assisted on Boston's first two goals of the game, including Danton Heinen's short-handed goal midway through the second period. Grzelcyk has two goals and 13 points in 43 games, inching him toward the career-best 18 points he had in 2018-19.

January 7, 2020 01:48 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (illness) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against Nashville, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.

Grzelcyk missed Saturday's matchup with Edmonton due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The 26-year-old will return to his usual role skating on Boston's third pairing and second power-play unit against the Predators.

January 4, 2020 12:00 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Unavailable against Edmonton
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk (illness) won't play Saturday against the Oilers.

Grzelcyk is dealing with an illness, so Steve Kampfer will take his spot in the lineup Saturday. The 25-year-old will be reevaluated ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Predators.

December 28, 2019 09:08 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Throws puck on net
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk tallied five shots on goal in Friday's 3-0 win over Buffalo.

With both Torey Krug (upper body) and Charlie McAvoy (undisclosed) missing Friday's tilt, Grzelcyk was bumped up to the first power-play unit. His 3:33 in power-play time was his third-highest of the season behind two games that Torey Krug also missed due to injury. If he can stay with the first unit, Grzelcyk is likely to get an offensive boost. So far this season the 25-year-old is on pace for a new career high in points with 10 through 39 games.

December 6, 2019 12:56 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Manages short-handed assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk picked up an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday.

The offense has started to come for Grzelcyk, who only managed two points through his first 16 games. Over the last 13 contests, he's scored two goals and dished out five assists, including his first career short-handed point in Thursday's loss.

December 2, 2019 02:12 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Assists on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk picked up a helper in Sunday's 3-1 win over Montreal.

The Bruins' second power play doesn't normally get a lot of time to work with, but every once in a while they'll find a way to add to the scoring. Grzelcyk has had three of his six assists this season come on the man advantage, including Sunday's on the game-winner by David Backes. Now with eight points in 27 games, Grzelcyk is on his way to top the career high of 18 he put last season.

November 21, 2019 01:36 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Registers two goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk posted a pair of goals, plus-2 rating and three shots on net in a 5-1 victory over the Devils on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old had yet to score prior to Tuesday, but now he's two-thirds of the way to his goal total from last season. With the two markers, Grzelcyk possesses a 5.7 shooting percentage, which is almost three points higher than his career norm. Grzelcyk has two goals and six points with a plus-6 rating in 21 games this season.

November 11, 2019 11:36 AM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Sets up equalizer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk produced an assist and two hits in Sunday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers.

Grzelcyk set up Brad Marchand for the game-tying goal at 12:22 of the third period. The 25-year-old defenseman has been limited to three helpers in 17 games this year, while adding 23 shots on goal, 17 blocked shots and 12 hits. None of those numbers pop off the page, so Grzelcyk is safe to avoid in fantasy.

November 6, 2019 02:24 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Active in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk skated a season-high 20:14 in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Canadiens.

He also picked up two shots, two hits and two blocks. After injuries hit the Bruins' blue line hard last season, Grzelcyk averaged 19:08 of ice time, compared to 17:38 so far this season. He has never been particularly relevant fantasy-wise, but his current deployment puts that level even lower.

October 9, 2019 01:32 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: X-ray comes back negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk had an X-ray performed on his foot after exiting Tuesday's 4-3 win over Vegas, but it came back negative, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.

Grzelcyk is probably dealing with a major bruise on his left foot, but that won't be enough to hold him out of Thursday's matchup with the Avalanche. The 25-year-old blueliner has notched one assist while averaging 17:10 of ice time in three games this campaign.

October 8, 2019 11:44 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Leaves Tuesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk left Tuesday's game against Vegas after blocking a shot on his left leg, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

Unfortunately for Grzelcyk, he suffered the injury after skating in just 35 seconds of the game and didn't return for the second period. It's unclear how serious the injury is, but it's likely the veteran will receive more treatment in the locker room, and that the team will have an update on his status following the game or in the coming days. Boston will now roll with five defensemen for the remainder of the game, and Brandon Carlo is the leading candidate to see a bump to the second power-play unit in Grzelcyk's stead.

October 4, 2019 02:04 PM
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Assists on game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grzelcyk picked up an assist on the power play in Thursday's 2-1 win over Dallas.

Power-play points are rare for Grzelcyk, who had only six points on the man advantage last season. Unlike last year, the Bruins spread out time on the power play between the first and second units during Thursday's game. If that continues, both Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy will benefit offensively from the extra time.

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