Injuries have been an achilles heel for the Bruins throughout much of the 2011-12 season. But a few fresh faces have already begun to help alleviate some of the pressure building from those players lost to injury.
Marty Turco, who has been playing hockey in Austria for much of the year, just had his first practice with the team on Wednesday and anticipates filling the void left in the injured Tuukka Rask's absence leading up until the playoffs. His presence will allow Tim Thomas to rest down the stretch, and give the B's a viable replacement in case of emergency.
As for the offensive end, both Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley have been out of action for a few weeks now and there's no set timetable on their return. Yet the emergence of rookie Jordan Caron in the offensive zone, and his five points in his last two games, has been able to ease the tension for the B's attack and increase productivity on that third line.
Barry Pederson stopped by the NESN Daily studios on Wednesday to chat with Randy Scott about Turco's role with the club, Caron's emergence and much more.
Check out the video above to hear all about the new contributors for the Bruins.