BRANDON, Fla. -- David Krejci, Kevan Miller and Tuukka Rask were all missing from Bruins practice today at the Ice Sports Complex practice home of the Tampa Bay Lightning in between Game 1 and Game 2 of their second round series, but all three are expected to suit up for Monday night’s Game 2 at Amalie Arena.
Krejci is nursing a “very minor injury” after absorbing a couple of heavy hits in Saturday afternoon’s winning opener, and both Miller and Rask were taking maintenance days while the rest of the team went through a fairly light-hearted practice. Tommy Wingels stepped in for Krejci while centering Rick Nash and Jake DeBrusk in make-shift fashion with the frontline center sitting out the quick practice session.
“Krejci has a very minor injury, so he, Kevan Miller and Tuukka [Rask] we decided to give them maintenance days,” said Cassidy. “They’re fine. I don’t anticipate that they’re going to miss tomorrow. They should be ready to go.”
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Krejci played 16:38 in Saturday’s win and finished up the game for the Bruins, and Miller was third on the Bruins with 21:29 of ice time while finishing with a plus-3 rating amid a strong performance against Tampa Bay. With Rask sitting out the Sunday’s practice, Bruins prospect Daniel Vladar practiced with Anton Khudobin as the two goaltenders for the Black and Gold during their quick 45-minute off-day skate where they geared up and drove from Amalie Arena before hopping on the practice ice.
Here are the Bruins line combos and D-pairings from Sunday’s practice ahead of Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning: