There's no two ways around it, the Boston Bruins are banged up right now.
David Backes is out of the lineup for awhile with diverticulitis, Noel Acciari just had surgery and will miss six weeks.
For defenseman Torey Krug and forward Patrice Bergeron, there's some light at the end of the injury tunnel.
In regards to Krug, it looks like the defenseman has the green light for Monday's matinee game against the Colorado Avalanche as he's practiced without a no-contact jersey the last two days. Once Krug gets his legs going, it'll be very exciting to watch him play in the Bruins new uptempo type system of play.
As for Bergeron, unfortunately it doesn't look like he'll be ready for Monday, however it definitely looks like he's getting closer to making a return. Bergeron, one of the best two way players in the game today skated this morning prior to team practice. He later stayed on the ice for team practice with a no contact jersey. The fact that he remained on the ice with his teammates is definitely good news and means he's trending upwards in regards to a return.
Patrice Bergeron has remained on the ice for practice donning a red non-contact jersey.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 8, 2017