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Hampus Lindholm – Isn’t with the team as they travel through Florida to face the Panthers on Thursday and Lightning on Saturday. There haven’t been any significant updates about his recovery from a lower-body injury, but I wouldn’t expect him to play in those two games. The Ducks have registered just one win during this five-game stretch without Lindholm and have given up 20 goals in those four losses.
Patrice Bergeron – A lower-body injury kept him out of Tuesday’s game against the Devils, but there’s a good chance he returns on Thursday against the Sabres. There’s been some speculation that this is the same groin injury that bothered him in the offseason, but nothing has been confirmed by the team. Boston will need one of the best two-way centers in the game as they prepare to capture the prize they came so close to winning last year. At 35 years of age, there’s a real possibility that Bergeron opts to sit out of a few regular season games here and there in order to preserve his health for the playoffs.
Torey Krug – Is expected to return ‘later this week’. The Bruins face the Sabres on Thursday and Wild on Saturday, so hopefully Krug will get back in the lineup in one of those games. Matt Grzelcyk – who has taken over Krug’s role on the top power-play unit – has three points in four