11 a.m.: The Bruins are in a bad way right now, but they’ve got a week of games at home to right the ship starting Monday with Ottawa. More importantly, however, is the fact that they’re starting to get healthy.
Boston returns home after a highly disappointing loss to the lowly Carolina Hurricanes where they’ll host the Senators on Monday night in the first of four consecutive home games this week.
At the team’s morning skate, the Bruins got a couple of positives, as both Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand were back on the ice. Bergeron, who is suffering from a concussion, has been on the ice at practice for a few days, and he may be back in the lineup Monday night. He took shifts at morning skate centering a line with Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic, so we might see that trio out there again in a few hours.
Marchand, who is also recovering from a concussion, returned to the ice for the first time since suffering the injury last week against New Jersey. He also took part in line rushes hopping in alongside Jay Pandolfo and Jordan Caron.
No matter who’s in there for the Bruins in this one, they need to turn things around. There’s less than two weeks before the regular season ends, and the B’s are playing their worst hockey of the season. Getting going against another likely playoff team in Ottawa would be a nice start for Boston.
Puck drop from TD Garden is scheduled for 7 p.m.