Found December 14, 2013 on NESN.com:
Bruins forward Reilly Smith is battling the flu right now. The rest of the Bruins roster is probably telling the winger to join the club. Smith is just the latest Bruin to come down with the flu bug that has been making its way through the Boston locker room. The ailment was bad enough to keep Smith off the ice at morning skate on Saturday in Vancouver, but Smith will be in the lineup against the Canucks. The sad reality for the Bruins, though, is that he really doesn’t have a choice. The Bruins remain depleted by injury and suspension and don’t have any extra players at the moment. So they’ll go with Smith and probably a host of others who are still battling at least remnants of the flu bug and hope for the best against Vancouver. It’s the first meeting for the two teams since Jan. 7, 2012 and just the second meeting between the two clubs since the Bruins beat the Canucks for the 2011 Stanley Cup. Roster turnover and injuries will make the lineups look a little different than they ...
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