Aside from a delicious meal, and leftovers the next day, Boston Bruins fans may have another reason to be extra thankful during the November American holiday.
Brad Marchand, recovering from double hip surgery, is still several months out. But for a Bruins team seeking to keep the contention window open for as long as possible, a late November arrival would be a big boost.
Boston Hockey Now’s Joe Haggerty reports that Marchand will be skating, but the winger knows the process is still has a ways to go. It’s also an example of taking the good with the bad.
Good that it’s only a handful of months away. But bad because Marchand is still a key piece of the puzzle for the Boston Bruins. Marchand is convinced the team will start out well without him.
“I think we’re going to have a really good start and the guys look really good right now,” Marchand said. “That’s typically the way we look at it. If you’re in a playoff spot by Thanksgiving typically you’re going to be able to hold it for the rest of the year.”
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