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Anders Bjork, Brad Marchand ruled out for games against Ducks, Kings

Ty Anderson
November 14, 2017 - 9:19 pm

The Bruins were handed more bad news a day before the start of a back-to-back with the Ducks and Kings, as forwards Anders Bjork and Brad Marchand have been ruled out of action for both games, according to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.

“Nicked up” in Saturday’s loss to the Maple Leafs, the unfortunate update comes just a day after Cassidy entertained the possibility of both rejoining the team in California, and after the emergency recalls of P-Bruins forwards Kenny Agostino and Peter Cehlarik.

And it was the 22-year-old Cehlarik that took shifts in Marchand’s usual spot to the left of Patrice Bergeron on the Black and Gold’s first line at Tuesday’s practice.

"We've looked at a lot of different options up there…we're not afraid to put a young player up there," Cassidy said of Cehlarik’s fit with the Bergeron line. "He did play with Krech and Pasta last year. He's used to playing with good skill and will complement them in terms of his ability to protect pucks and get to the net. Could be a good fit."

Cehlarik, who also practiced in Marchand's spot on the B's first power-play unit, has three goals on 20 shots and six points in six games for the P-Bruins this season. He skated in 11 NHL games a year ago, with two assists to his name.

In a bit of good news, center David Krejci participated in practice without the non-contact jersey he’s donned of late, and could be a possibility to play. Krejci, who has six points in as many games this season, has not played since Oct. 21, and has not seemed ‘close’ to playing since his early departure from the pregame warmup on Oct. 21.

The Bruins have lost four straight games in Anaheim, and have just one win in their last seven trips to the Pond overall, which came all the way back in Mar. 2012.

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