Barring a last-minute change, it looks like David Pastrnak will make his highly anticipated return Tuesday night.
Pastrnak has missed five weeks after undergoing surgery on his thumb in early February. But Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy indicated the star winger is good to go ahead of Tuesday’s game against the New York Islanders.
Pastrnak’s return will be a welcome sight for Boston, as a rash of injuries has slowed what was one of the hottest teams in the NHL.
Speaking of injuries, defenseman Torey Krug (concussion) participated in Tuesday morning’s optional pregame skate, albeit in a limited role.
Pastrnak led the Bruins in goals before suffering his thumb injury. Brad Marchand since has tied Pastrnak at 31 goals apiece.
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