Torey Krug, Jake DeBrusk expected in Bruins lineup for Game 3

Matt Kalman
April 15, 2019 - 2:44 pm

After the Bruins won Game 2 and tied the Eastern Conference first round against Toronto at one game apiece on Saturday their celebration was somewhat spoiled by the uncertainty surrounding injured defensemen Torey Krug and Connor Clifton, and forward Jake DeBrusk.

On the morning of Game 3, the Bruins mostly got the news they wanted.

Coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed to the media in Toronto that Krug and DeBrusk would be in the lineup for Game 3.

Krug was rocked by a second-period hit from Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin on Saturday; DeBrusk was cross checked in the face in the third period by Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri. The NHL Department of Player Safety was still meeting with Kadri about his potential suspension Monday morning.

It wasn’t all positive news for the Bruins because Connor Clifton, who sustained an upper-body injury Saturday, will not play. Veteran Steven Kampfer, who has played in 201 regular-season NHL games but no Stanley Cup playoff games, will replace Clifton. Kampfer had three goals and three assists in 35 games for Boston this season.

"Excited, just ready to do anything that helps the team win," Kampfer told the media. "It was good watching, see a couple games and understand the rivalry. You know it from the regular season, but it picks up during playoffs. Just excited to help the team do whatever we can to win."

The puck drops at 7 p.m.

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