Boston Bruins right wing Rich Peverley has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Florida Panthers with a nagging undisclosed injury.
"There’s value behind what we’re doing here. It does really help him," Boston coach Claude Julien said. "We talked about the possibility of that and said we’d revisit it - and today we made the decision that we’d go forward with it that he’s going to get a whole week and only miss one game. That was the whole plan.
"Our schedule gets heavy after that, so this was a good time to take that approach."
With the Christmas holiday on the horizon, the Bruins won't play again until Wednesday.
Peverley has collected six goals and 19 assists in 30 games this season.