'We're going to keep our fingers crossed that he's in next game," Claude Julien said. "He's that close. It's a matter of days here. It's not as serious as most injuries, except that we're being extra cautious early in the season."
The fact that the injury is not too serious is good news for Bruins fans. Hopefully, Marchand will be healthy enough to return to lineup for Saturday's game against the Lightening.
"I've been waiting a long time for this," Spooner said. "I'm extremely happy I get a chance to play."
We'll have to see how this new fourth line gels together. If they look good and don't turn the puck over, they should see a decent amount of ice time. But they probably won't be on the ice late in the game.Tags: Boston, Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand, Gregory Campbell, Hockey, Jamie Tardif, Lane MacDermid, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Ryan Spooner