Critical update on Brad Marchand released

The Bruins captain didn’t play in last night’s loss.

Michael W.

The Boston Bruins find themselves in an extremely precarious position right now, having dropped their last three games to the Florida Panthers in Round 2 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs series. What was once a 1-0 lead in the series has evaporated and turned into a three-games-to-one series lead for Florida, who now only need more more win to punch their 2nd straight ticket to the Eastern Conference Final. 

Making matters worse for Boston is that they were without the services of captain Brad Marchand after he was injured in Game 3 at TD Garden following a collision with Panthers forward Sam Bennett, and wasn't able to suit up in last night's 3-2 loss. 

Tomorrow night, Boston's season is on the line as the series shifts back to Florida for Game 5. And according to Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, Marchand will be traveling with the team but is still considered "day to day": 

"Brad skated today, and he'll travel with the team," Sweeney said. "He's still day to day."

In the 10 postseason games that Marchand has played in, he's scored three goals to go with seven assists. He was a key element in the Bruins' seven game defeat of their Original 6 and division rival Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1. 

Tomorrow's Game 5 will get underway from Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise starting at 7:00 PM EST. Will Florida wrap things up on home ice, or can the Bruins force a Game 6 back at TD Garden later in the week? 

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