The Boston Bruins became the latest NHL team to impacted by Covid when coach Bruce Cassidy was ruled out for tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.’
According to Boston Hockey Now’s story, Cassidy is experiencing mild symptoms. Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney said Cassidy is “doing fine.” But Cassidy’s loss is significant. He is generally regarded as one of the league’s top coaches.
The Red Wings also will benefit from the absence of Boston forward Brad Marchand. He starts serving a three-game suspension for a slew foot. Marchand offered an interesting take on the situation before he was given the suspension.
He blamed Canadian fans who “make it miserable” for their teams. You have to read this.
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Around the NHL
Detroit: The Red Wings are in a hunt for a wild card playoff, but they have to start winning on the road.
Pittsburgh: Let’s call it ‘encouraging’ that Evgeni Malkin participated in the morning skate
San Jose: It’s still early, but James Reimer and Timo Meier are having all-time great Sharks seasons.
Pittsburgh: Tristan Jarry robbed the Calgary Flames and saved a point for the Penguins in a game they had no business taking to the shootout.
San Jose: Agent Dan Milstein is looking for a team willing to take Evander Kane off of the Sharks’ hands. Milstein is working the phones.
Montreal: Who wants the Montreal Canadiens GM job?
Washington: Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals are rising above injuries and “the bad talk.”