Kuhlman suffered a hairline nondisplaced fracture in his right tibia and will be reevaluated in four weeks.
Kuhlman suffered the injury in Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, and was seen sporting crutches at Tuesday's morning skate. The fact that the 24-year-old is out for at least month likely means his placement on injured reserve could be imminent. The team called up Anders Bjork to slot into the lineup, so expect him and Joakim Nordstrom (upper body) to see time with Kuhlman out for an extended period of time.
Kuhlman (leg) was seen using crutches ahead of Tuesday's game-day skate, per Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald, which likely rules him out against Toronto.
Kuhlman was considered questionable ahead of Tuesday's tilt, but the fact that he was still on crutches doesn't bode well for a return in the near future. After the clash with the Maple Leafs, the Bruins are off until Saturday's matchup with Blues, which could give Kuhlman enough time to get back to 100 percent. Recently recalled Anders Bjork figures to slot into the lineup.
Kuhlman (leg) is questionable for Tuesday night's game versus the Maple Leafs, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Kuhlman missed Monday's practice after blocking a shot in the Bruins' last game, a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto, and could miss Tuesday's rematch as a result. Considering how banged up the B's are at the moment, they may have to summon help from the minors if Kuhlman can't go Tuesday.
Kuhlman was up and down the lines during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Vegas.
Despite starting on the second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk, Kuhlman spent most of the game on the third line with Charlie Coyle and Danton Heinen. The little fantasy value Kuhlman has is tied to his spot on the second line, so if he continues to play on the third line, you should look to replace him on your roster. However, he did manage two shots and a team-high five hits in only 11:58 in ice time.
Kuhlman is viewed as the frontrunner to start the season playing right wing on David Krejci's line, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. "We know we have Kuhlman that can play [on the second line] and I don't think he's going to drop off. He may flat line, I don't know, but I don't think he's going to get worse," coach Bruce Cassidy noted.
It's a spot that Kuhlman manned during the final two games of the Stanley Cup Final, and barring any surprises, he'll get the first crack at the job this season. Given Krejci's playmaking ability, it's a top-six assignment with a degree of fantasy upside, but it remains to be seen how high Kuhlman's offensive ceiling is. In any case, the University of Minnesota-Duluth product's energy and strong hockey IQ have led to this opportunity, so Kuhlman will be one to watch out of the gate to see if he can display enough scoring touch to hang on to his anticipated role.
Kuhlman scored a goal and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Kuhlman was making only his seventh appearance of the postseason, as he lost his lineup spot to Chris Wagner (forearm) in the second round. Kuhlman has a goal and two helpers during the playoff run, and the goal Sunday may be enough for coach Bruce Cassidy to keep the rookie in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 7.
Kuhlman is expected to draw into the lineup for Sunday's Game 6 in St. Louis.
Sunday will be Kuhlman's first game since Game 3 against Columbus on April 30. Head coach Bruce Cassidy said he likes the energy that the 23-year-old brings, and is expected to suit him up on a line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. In the wake of Kuhlman's return, the Bruins will scratch Steve Kampfer and roll with 12 forwards and six defensmen for Sunday's game.
Kuhlman is not projected to be in the Bruins' lineup for Game 1 of the team's second-round playoff series against Columbus on Thursday.
Kuhlman, who logged one assist in five playoff games in the team's first-round series against Toronto, will thus give way to hard-hitting Chris Wagner on Thursday.
Kuhlman will slot into the lineup in Sunday's Game 6 matchup with Toronto.
Kuhlman and Joakim Nordstrom will both replace David Backes (healthy scratch) and Chris Wagner (undisclosed), providing Boston with some speed in the bottom-six rotation. In 11 games with the Bruins this season, Kuhlman posted five points and averaged 12:09 of ice time.
Kuhlman, who made the playoff roster, skated with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk in Monday's practice, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.
Kuhlman made quite the impression over 11 regular season games, as the rookie produced three goals and two assists to complement a plus-5 rating. The Minnesota native also boasted a gaudy shooting percentage (20.0) over 12:09 of average ice time, and he very well could be an X-factor in the playoffs.
Kuhlman scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
It's the first multi-point performance of the 25-year-old rookie's brief NHL career. Kuhlman has three goals and five points in nine games for Boston, and with the club locked into the second spot in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage against the Leafs in the first round, he could see an increased workload in the final two games as key Bruins get a rest heading into the playoffs.
Kuhlman was subjected to an emergency recall Friday. This marks his second call-up of the week.
Kuhlman has been the Bruins' go-to option when injuries threaten to deplete the team's ordinary forward composition. He's been impressive when given the chance to play, too, as evidenced by a pair of goals and an assist over seven games to start his NHL career.
Kuhlman was called up from AHL Providence on Saturday, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Kuhlman's ascension to the big stage comes in the wake of news that Sean Kuraly will miss four weeks with a fractured hand. The Minnesota-Duluth product -- who claimed a number of awards for his 2017-18 championship season -- is an intriguing upside play for the final eight games that remain in the regular season for the Bruins, but don't expect him to seize a top-six role.
The Bruins have assigned Kuhlman to AHL Providence.
Kuhlman was up with the big club for Thursday's 4-3 win over the Panthers, logging 12:14 worth of ice time. Kuhlman's quick demotion following his emergency recall hints that Jake DeBrusk (lower body) may be able to return to action Saturday against the Senators.
The Bruins have recalled Kuhlman on an emergency basis.
Kuhlman gives the Bruins some added depth up front, with Marcus Johansson out for at least a week with a lung contusion. In four games with the big club this season, Kuhlman has notched a goal and two points, but at this stage it's unclear if he'll draw into the team's lineup right away or will initially serve as a spare forward.
Kuhlman was assigned to AHL Providence on Thursday.
Kuhlman recorded a goal and an assist in four contests with the Bruins. Meanwhile, the 25-year-old has carded 12 goals and 25 points in 50 AHL contests in 2018-19.
The Bruins have recalled Kuhlman on an emergency basis.
It's worth noting that both Noel Acciari (undisclosed) and Patrice Bergeron (undisclosed) weren't at practice Wednesday, which prompted the Bruins to recall both Kuhlman and Peter Cehlarik. In four games with the big club this season, the 23-year-old Kuhlman has notched a goal and two points, en route to making a case for a spot up front for Boston's stretch/playoff run.
Kuhlman was assigned to AHL Providence on Monday, Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reports.
However, don't expect Kuhlman to stay in the minors long. This is expected to be a paper move, as a player has to be on an AHL roster on trade deadline day in order to be eligible to be sent down again later in the season. The 25-year-old will likely be recalled almost immediately.
Kuhlman scored a goal on his first NHL shot in a 6-5 win over the Sharks on Monday.
Kuhlman didn't do much in a 4-2 win over the Kings on Saturday, but he got in on the goal-scoring fun in the back-and-forth contest Monday. The undrafted 23-year-old also supplied two hits in the match.
Kuhlman was recalled from AHL Providence on Wednesday.
With David Pastrnak (thumb) out for at least two weeks, Kuhlman has been called up to give Boston a healthy 13th forward for the team's upcoming five-game road trip. The MVP of the 2018 NCAA Championship for the victorious Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, Kuhlman has logged 25 points in 50 contests for Providence. More impressively, though, Kuhlman owns a plus-22 rating and has scored 16 points over his last 20 games.
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