Noel Acciari returns to the Boston Bruins lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. But it comes as a result of Chris Wagner’s misfortune.
Wagner played a pivotal role for the B’s while Acciari nursed a lower-body injury. He was a healthy scratch for Game 3, but now finds himself being the replacemen after Wagner was sent back to Boston to get tests done to the arm he used to block a Justin Faulk shot late in the Bruins’ Game 3 win.
With the Bruins up 3-0 and a chance to head to their first Stanley Cup Final since the 2013 season in front of them, Acciari knows exactly what he has to do in order to keep the momentum going for his team.
âWatching these guys doing what theyâve been doing the past four games, I couldnât be happier for them,” Acciari added. “I just want to do my job and make sure we can keep that going.â
Puck drop from PNC Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET, so it’s just a matter of time until we see what kind of impact Acciari will bring.