News: Pascal Dupuis potted a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings. Analysis: The winger's first-period tally marked his first point in three games since returning from the scary incident last week that resulted in him being stretchered off the ice. Pascal Dupuis has played his usual minutes in the mid-teens since returning to action, and as Thursday's one-goal, four-shot performance revealed, the veteran's health doesn't seem to be a concern.
News: The Bruins have recalled Zach Trotman from AHL Providence on an emergency basis, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Fellow defenseman Joe Morrow was also recalled, with the moves made to add depth to the Bruins' blue line in the wake of injuries to Kevan Miller and Zdeno Chara. The 6-3 219-pound Zach Trotman, who suited up for two games with the big club last season, has recorded one assist in five games with Providence to date. He's off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats, but as a result of the Bruins' recent injuries, Trotman and/or Morrow will be pressed into action in the coming days, beginning with Saturday's game against Toronto.
News: The Lightning recalled Cedric Paquette from AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Cedric Paquette was called up to provide some depth with Ryan Callahan and Alex Killorn dealing with injuries. Paquette has tallied three goals, two assists, and seven PIM through four games with Syracuse this season.
News: The Bruins confirmed Friday that Zdeno Chara suffered a PCL tear in his left knee Thursday against the Islanders, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports. Chara will miss four-to-six weeks and will not require surgery. Analysis: Friday's update verifies the initial recovery timetable indicated a day earlier for Zdeno Chara, who left the game against the Islanders after colliding with John Tavares midway through the first period. The absence of Chara is a devastating hit to a team that had been struggling defensively through the first three weeks of the season. The Bruins recalled Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow from AHL Providence on Friday to add some depth to the blue line in the interim.
News: Cal Clutterbuck collected his first goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Bruins. It went down as the game-winner in the 3-2 victory. Analysis: Cal Clutterbuck notched four hits defensively during the evening to bring his season total to 21, good for second on the team. The bottom-six forward should remain an asset in that category for the duration of the season, but don't expect him to contribute on the offensive end with much frequency.
News: Chris Kelly tallied his second goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Islanders. Analysis: Chris Kelly wasn't expected to offer much on the offensive end coming into the season for the Bruins, but he's been a driving force for their offense in the early going. The goal boosted his point streak to five games, and his seven points and plus-4 rating are tied for the team lead.
News: Eric Gelinas will likely get back on the ice Friday, the the Record's Tom Gulitti reports. Analysis: It looks like Adam Larsson will be a healthy scratch Friday, which was the case for Eric Gelinas earlier in the week.
News: Adam Larsson will be a healthy scratch Friday, the the Record's Tom Gulitti reports. Analysis: He was skating late with Devils coaches during the morning skate, and it looks like Eric Gelinas is back in for New Jersey.
News: Martin Havlat (face) is out for Friday's game, the Record's Tom Gulitti reports. Analysis: His status for Saturday is not yet known, but he should be considered day-to-day for now. The cuts to his face he suffered last week are still causing discomfort for him when he wears a helmet.
News: Andrew MacDonald (lower body) will be out four weeks, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Analysis: He had appeared in all seven of the Flyers contests, recording three points and an average ice time of 22:55, ranking second on the team. This leaves the Flyers thin on defense, as Braydon Coburn will also miss another four weeks with a lower-body injury. Call-ups for the injured defensemen are undetermined at this time.