Just when things were looking great for my Bruins, all hell has broken loose. It all started on Wednesday when David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase were both at practice for the first time in training camp. Life was great. The next day, everything changed. Both of those players were not on the ice for practice and no one in Boston had any idea why. Bruce Cassidy spoke to the media after practice that day and gave an interesting update. Both Pastrnak and Kase were deemed “unfit to participate” for practice that day. At this point in the world, who knows what that could even mean.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 16, 2020
It was announced that Pastrnak had come in contact with a positive patient with COVID-19 and was in quarantine. Rumors were circulating that Pasta was bar hopping in the north end. With the truth finally coming to light, everyone is optimistic. Pasta himself tested negative, but precautions need to be made in these times. The same goes for Kase. It is bad enough losing your best goal scorer, even if it is short term. The drama doesn’t end there, sadly. Over the weekend, practice ensued and the lines seemed to be a little off at Warrior Ice Arena.
#NHLBruins practice lines:
Marchand – Bergeron – Bjork
DeBrusk – Studnicka – Kuhlman
Nordstrom – Lindholm – Senyshyn
Blidh – Frederic – Carey
Chara – McAvoy
Zboril – Carlo
Grzelcyk – Lauzon
Moore – Clifton
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 18, 2020
Looking at these lines made most of Beantown lose their lunch. The long list of players missing includes Krejci, Coyle, Ritchie, Rask, Kuraly, Wagner, and Krug. That is a LOT of players missing at a single practice. Most people seemed to believe it was a maintenance day for some of the players. It was released that they were all deemed “unfit to participate”. Seriously. What does that even mean? Are they all in quarantine? Do some of them have injuries we do not know about? Everything seems to be a secret. If our luck continues to go in this direction, it seems like we will see a very depleted Bruins squad when their Round Robin games begin on August 2nd. Oh boy.