It appears that Boston Bruins fans were worried for the right reason on Thursday morning. While it was an exciting day on Wednesday for the Boston Bruins when star forward David Pastrnak practiced with the Boston Bruins for the first time in training camp, skating with a small group of teammates at Warrior Ice Arena in Boston, it got worse on Thursday as head coach Bruce Cassidy announced that Pasta and teammate Ondrej Kase were deemed unfit to practice.
Pasta and Kase returned to Czech Republic after the NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and finally came back to Boston. Pastrnak missed the first two practices of training camp, while Kase has yet to step back on the ice.
Things got very worrisome for the Bruins Thursday morning when Pasta was not back on the ice for the day’s practice. To make matters worse, the Bruins announced that Pastrnak will not Zoom with reporters as scheduled. Today is an important practice in Boston as the players are holding a scrimmage in preparation for games.
Pastrnak, who plays right wing on the Bruins’ top line with center Patrice Bergeron and Marchand, scored 48 goals this season to tie Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead. Pastrnak scored 95 points, tied for third in the NHL with New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin , behind Edmonton Oilers forwards Leon Draisaitl (110) and Connor McDavid (97).
We all know how Pasta is crucial to the Bruins’ success this postseason and fans cannot wait to see if he can joined the club in Toronto.