Lauzon suited up in the postseason with a splint on his hand after undergoing hand surgery after Game 1 of the first-round series against Washington, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
The fact that Lauzon missed just four games following his hand surgery will no doubt endear him to the Boston faithful. Still, the defenseman ended the year bogged down in a 25-game goal drought dating back to April 8 versus Washington and only contributed three helpers over that stretch. Given his limited offensive upside, Lauzon figures to go undrafted in most season-long fantasy formats.
Lauzon (hand) will return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 1 versus the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Lauzon will return to a bottom-pairing role following his four-game absence. The 24-year-old blueliner has picked up eight points through 41 games this campaign.
Lauzon (hand) skated Friday and his status for the start of the Bruins' second-round series against the Islanders will be determined Saturday.
Lauzon last suited up May 15 and he's progressed to the point where he's viewed as a game-day call for Saturday's Game 1 at TD Garden. If Lauzon is available for the contest, he'd be in line to work on the Bruins' third defensive pairing with Connor Clifton, while Jarred Tinordi would return to reserve status.
GM Don Sweeney noted Monday that the Bruins hope Lauzon (hand) will be available when the team's second-round playoff series starts.
Lauzon, who last suited up May 15, will have some added healing time thanks to the fact that the Bruins have already closed out their first-round playoff series and must now wait for their Round 2 opponent to be determined. Getting Lauzon -- who plays a physical style -- back in the mix would be a big lift to Boston's blue line corps, with rugged veteran Kevan Miller dealing with an undisclosed injury.
Lauzon (hand) didn't participate in Sunday's morning line rushes and won't play in Game 5 against the Capitals, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
The Bruins had their top three pairs of defensemen participate, plus a pair of extras, and Lauzon wasn't among any of them. He's been out of commission since taking a shot to the hand in Game 1. Lauzon's next chance to return will either come in Game 6 on Tuesday or in Game 1 of the next round, depending on the outcome of Game 5.
Lauzon (hand) won't be in the lineup for Friday's Game 4, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Lauzon will miss a third straight contest Friday and remains without a timetable for his return. Another update on the 24-year-old blueliner should surface once he's deemed fit to play.
Lauzon (hand) won't be available for Wednesday's Game 3 versus Washington, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Lauzon will miss a second straight contest with his hand injury. The 24-year-old blueliner will be reevaluated ahead of Friday's Game 4 versus the Capitals.
Lauzon (hand) won't play in Monday's Game 2 against the Capitals.
Lauzon injured his hand blocking a shot in the series opener and will sit out at least one game as a result of the injury. Connor Clifton will sub in on the Bruins' blue line, while Lauzon will shift his focus to healing up for Wednesday's Game 3.
Lauzon took a shot off the hand, and his status to play Game 2 against Washington is in question as a result, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Lauzon's eight points in 41 regular-season contests didn't do much to move the fantasy needle, so his absence probably wouldn't have much impact. If he can't play, Connor Clifton or Jarred Tinordi would likely take his place on the bottom pairing.
Lauzon scored a goal on two shots, went plus-2, blocked a pair of shots and added two hits in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Capitals.
Lauzon converted on an assist from Brad Marchand just 33 seconds into the contest. The 23-year-old Lauzon picked up his first goal of the year -- he's also produced four assists, 51 hits, 30 blocked shots and 30 shots on goal through 23 outings. He saw 25:10 of ice time Thursday, likely to help compensate for the absences of Charlie McAvoy (upper body) and Brandon Carlo (upper body).
Lauzon (undisclosed) returned to Thursday's game against the Penguins, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Lauzon logged just 3:04 of ice time in the first period before exiting, but he returned to the ice a few minutes into the second frame. The 23-year-old will aim to build on the three assists he accrued through the first 19 contests.
Lauzon (undisclosed) wasn't present on the bench to start the second period of Thursday's game against the Penguins, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
This was Lauson's fourth game back from a hand injury. The 23-year-old logged 3:04 of ice time across six shifts before leaving Thursday's game. It's unclear what forced him to leave.
Lauzon (hand) has been activated off injured reserve and will play Saturday against Buffalo.
Lauzon will skate on Boston's third pairing Saturday. The 23-year-old, who's picked up three assists in 16 games this season, has been sidelined for over a month with a hand injury.
Lauzon (hand) is "very, very close" to playing, per coach Bruce Cassidy, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Lauzon won't play Saturday against the Sabres, but a return either Sunday or Tuesday versus New Jersey looks plausible for the rugged blueliner. Lauzon, who last suited up Feb. 21, recorded three assists and 23 PIM in 16 games prior to suffering his injury.
Lauzon (hand) won't be in the lineup Thursday versus the Islanders, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Lauzon has missed over a month as he recovers from a broken hand suffered Feb. 21 versus the Flyers. The 23-year-old blueliner began skating recently, but his return is not imminent. Lauzon will need to be activated from injured reserve prior to rejoining the lineup.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy said Tuesday that Lauzon (hand) has been skating, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Lauzon hasn't played since he fractured his hand in a win over the Flyers on Feb. 21. The 23-year-old is likely just ramping up his conditioning for now, but it's an encouraging step toward his return. Lauzon played in all 16 games prior to this injury, posting three points, 23 shots on net, 40 hits and 23 PIM.
Lauzon (hand) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, per CapFriendly.
Lauzon is already expected to miss a month, so this is simply a procedural move for the Bruins. In a corresponding move, Jakub Zboril (upper body) was activated from injured reserve.
Lauzon has a fractured hand and will be reevaluated in a month, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports.
Lauzon has just three assists through 16 games, but the 23-year-old rearguard's extensive absence creates a hole on a Bruins blue line that isn't exactly teeming with depth. His absence will likely stretch beyond just one month since he'll only be reevaluated at that point.
Lauzon (upper body) didn't practice Tuesday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
It looks like Lauzon, who was forced out of Sunday's win over the Flyers, will probably miss Thursday's game against the Islanders. On the plus side for the Bruins' defensive corps, however, Kevan Miller (rest) and Jakub Zboril (upper body) are both candidate to return to the team's lineup Thursday night.
Lauzon left Sunday's contest against Philadelphia with an upper-body injury and will not return.
The Bruins are already pretty thin on the blue line, so Lauzon's injury could be devastating if he's out long-term. Fortunately, the team is off until Thursday, so he'll have some time to rest up. The 23-year-old has three assists through 16 games.
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