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Here’s this week’s latest injury news from around the league. As always, follow me on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza for injury updates as soon as they’re made public!
Rickard Rakell – Won’t be back before Christmas. Rakell’s point totals have gradually improved since he tallied 31 points in 71 games during the 2014-2015 season. After he put up 69 points in 77 games last season, I was expecting him to finally break the 70-point barrier this year. Much to my surprise, he was only on pace for 55 points before he injured his ankle a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to acquire Rakell in my fantasy leagues – I don’t see his value getting any lower.
Cam Fowler – Like Rakell, he isn’t travelling with the team and probably won’t be back before Christmas. He should start skating soon, so early-January seems like a realistic time for his return.
Patrice Bergeron – The Bruins’ top center has been skating recently and there’s a real possibility he participates in Wednesday’s practice. If he is able to practice, we might see him in the lineup before Christmas. The Bruins next three games will be played on December 20th against Anaheim, December 22nd against Nashville, and December 23rd against Carolina. David Krejci has been excellent since filling in for Bergeron on the top line with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. He’s currently on a seven-game point streak – during which he has ten points.
Jake DeBrusk – Hasn’t been skating, While he’s feeling better and seems to be making good progress, it seems he’s still in co