Bruins Injuries: Here’s Latest On Torey Krug, Jake DeBrusk, Patrice Bergeron


The Bruins are on the mend and getting healthier.

Boston was hit with the injury bug early and often through its first month of the season with injuries to Karson Kuhlman (fractured leg), Jake DeBrusk (lower-body), Torey Krug (upper-body), David Backes (upper-body), Brett Ritchie (upper-body), Zach Senyshyn (knee) and Patrice Bergeron (lower-body). Of course, Kevan Miller (knee) and John Moore (shoulder) have yet to see game action.

But now it appears members of the Black and Gold are progressing nicely, which spells good news with a three-game week ahead of the club.

DeBrusk suffered what he called a “freak” injury against the Montreal Canadiens, while Ritchie has missed the last five games.

“Ritchie and DeBrusk both skated. No residual effects right now,” head coach Bruce Cassidy said, per the team. “So we’ll anticipate they’ll play but I guess we’ll put them as game-time decisions.”

DeBrusk added he feels “pretty close to game ready” ahead of Tuesday’s contest against the New Jersey Devils.

“Feeling good, feeling pretty close to game ready,” DeBrusk said, per the Bruins. “First practice with the boys … just nice to be back on the ice. Just missing the game, so it was nice to be able to skate with them today. Felt pretty good out there. Looking upwards.”

Krug, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday, won’t play Tuesday but skated Monday morning ahead of Bruins practice.

“Krug skated (on his own),” Cassidy said, per the team. “Not available (Tuesday), so he’d be (available) later in the week …”

Bergeron also is a game-time decision, while Miller won’t return this week, but he will continue to practice with the team.

Puck drop from Prudential Center is set for 7 p.m. ET.

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