Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Did you know that hockey has started?

Do you care?

The Boston Bruins are already having issues with injuries. Joe Thornton was out with back spasms. Also out for rest: Bergeron, Green, Sergei Samsonov, and defensemen Ian Moran and Jiri Slegr.

From the Boston Globe:
''It was more of an optional," said Sullivan. ''We had guys who played a lot of minutes, we had guys who are nicked up, and it was an opportunity to give guys a chance to get rested if that's what they felt was appropriate for their bodies. Other guys got to skate and we got the goalies some work." He pretty much had to talk Bergeron out of suiting up. ''He's the type of guy where we have to tell him to stay off the ice," said the coach. ''He loves hockey and he wants to be out there and wants to get better. But he's a particular guy who has played a lot of minutes throughout the whole course of training camp [and the first four games]. It was an opportunity to get him a little bit of rest." . . . Scatchard, almost fully recovered from a groin injury, skated hard with his teammates for the second straight day and is on track for tomorrow. ''He said he feels great," said Sullivan. ''He felt pretty good after [Monday's skate] and we'll see how he responds again today, but we're optimistic."

The Bruins are 2-2-0 with 4 points so far.

BTW, The Celtics had their first exhibition game last night (loss 96-86 to Cleveland).

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