Cassidy calls out DeBrusk and pulls him from the lineup

More tough love for the 24 year old forward.


This just in, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy has updated his lines for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Connor Clifton will slot in for Steve Kampfer on the blueline, while Trent Frederic will suit up for Jake DeBrusk on right wing.

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 It looks like the 24 year old DeBrusk will take another turn in Cassidy's dog house, earning himself a healthy scratch yet again. When asked about removing DeBrusk from the lineup, Cassidy was blunt in his reasoning, saying that basically DeBrusk isn't trying hard enough.

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Fair enough. No one's going to argue that DeBrusk is having a stellar season. BUT... what about a guy like Charlie Coyle? The guy hasn't scored a goal in 30 games and yet he continues to get ice time under Cassidy. 

In any case, Frederic certainly gives the Bruins a look that DeBrusk can't, so I'm not going to be too critical with Cassidy's decision in that regard. Thoughts, B's fans?